Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 381–387 | Cite as

Genome size variation in some representatives of the genus Tripleurospermum

  • S. Garcia
  • H. Inceer
  • T. Garnatje
  • J. VallesEmail author


Genome size has been estimated by flow cytometry in 14 populations belonging to eight taxa (seven species, one of them with two varieties) of the genus Tripleurospermum. 2C nuclear DNA amounts range from 4.87 to 9.22 pg, and nuclear DNA amounts per basic chromosome set from 1.99 to 2.75 pg. Statistically significant differences depending on ploidy level, life cycle or environmental factors such as altitude have been found. Also, genome size is positively correlated with total karyotype length. The presence of rhizome is related to nuclear DNA content in these species.

Additional key words

Asteraceae C-value DNA amount flow cytometry Matricariinae nuclear DNA content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratori de Botanica, Facultat de FarmaciaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelona, CataloniaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences and ArtsKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  3. 3.Institut Bota nic de Barcelona, CSIC, Passeig del Migdia s/nBarcelona, CataloniaSpain

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