EightCrocus species were studied cytologically, two of which especially referred to the behaviour of the meiotic chromosomes.
The somatic chromosome numbers were detected to be 10 inC.ancyrensis, 6 and 12+8f in two strains ofC. hyemalis, and 12 inC. susianus minor, respectively.
The meiotic chromosome numbers were found to be 5 inC. ancyrensis, probably 4 bivalents and 1 univalent inC. banaticus, 7 inC. Heufellianus, 11 in each ofC. corsicus, C. dalmaticus and 13 inC. nivius, respectively.
KeywordsChromosome Number Abnormal Chromosome Mature Pollen Somatic Chromosome Meiotic Chromosome
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