Cytogenetical analysis of 12 taxa of Genista L. (Fabaceae) from Turkey

Esra Martin, Muhittin Dinc, Ahmet Duran, Bekir Dogan, Erdogan E. Hakki
2009 Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy  
are introduced to the scientific community for the first time. Somatic metaphase chromosomes of the genus were determined as 2n = 18, 36, 46, 48, 52, 72 and 144. Polyploidy was observed in the cells of G. albida (2n = 18, 2n = 4x = 36), G. tinctoria (2n = 36, 48, 2n = 4x = 96), G. januensis subsp. lydia (2n = 46, 2n = 4x = 92), G. burdurensis and G. sessilifolia (2n = 48, 2n = 4x = 96). Somatic chromosomes of the G. sandrasica are very small, thus exact ploidy level of polyploidy was not
more » ... oidy was not determined. Karyotype analysis of G. albida and G. involucrata were performed via an Image Analysis System.
doi:10.3329/bjpt.v16i2.3927 fatcat:n42bkynz2zadxd57gdzrdlm33u