INVESTIGADORES
SOLIS NEFFA Viviana Griselda
artículos
Título:
Karyotypic studies in Turnera sidoides complex (Turneraceae, Leiocarpae)
Autor/es:
VIVIANA GRISELDA SOLIS NEFFA; FERNÁNDEZ, A.
Revista:
American Journal of Botany
Referencias:
Año: 2002 vol. 89(4 p. 551 - 551
ISSN:
0002-9122
Resumen:
Turnera sidoides, with the most southerly distribution of all Turnera species in America, is a complex of obligately outcrossing perennial herbs. Karyotypes of the five subspecies of T. sidoides (x 5 7) are described for the first time utilizing root-tip mitotic metaphases. Different ploidy levels were found for all of the subspecies, ranging from diploid to octoploid. The results obtained, coupled with available meiotic and preliminary biosystematic data, support the hypothesis of autopolyploidy within this species complex. Although detailed karyotype analysis shows a high degree of intraspecific uniformity, subspecies may be differentiated by the number, type, and position of satellites, suggesting that chromosome rearrangements may also be involved in the karyotypic evolution of T. sidoides. Karyotype data, coupled with morphological and anatomical features, suggest the removal of T. sidoides from series Leiocarpae., with the most southerly distribution of all Turnera species in America, is a complex of obligately outcrossing perennial herbs. Karyotypes of the five subspecies of T. sidoides (x 5 7) are described for the first time utilizing root-tip mitotic metaphases. Different ploidy levels were found for all of the subspecies, ranging from diploid to octoploid. The results obtained, coupled with available meiotic and preliminary biosystematic data, support the hypothesis of autopolyploidy within this species complex. Although detailed karyotype analysis shows a high degree of intraspecific uniformity, subspecies may be differentiated by the number, type, and position of satellites, suggesting that chromosome rearrangements may also be involved in the karyotypic evolution of T. sidoides. Karyotype data, coupled with morphological and anatomical features, suggest the removal of T. sidoides from series Leiocarpae.
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