Genome size variation in some representatives of the genus Tripleurospermum

Abstract

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.

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This work was supported by project BOS2001-3041-C02-01 of the Spanish government, and one of the authors (S.G.) received a predoctoral grant from the Spanish government.

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Garcia, S., Inceer, H., Garnatje, T. et al. Genome size variation in some representatives of the genus Tripleurospermum . Biol Plant 49, 381–387 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10535-005-0011-z

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