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2008
Volume 11
Issue 4
Topic:
Biology
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Grzesiuk A. , Marciniuk J. , Marciniuk P. 2008. CHROMOSOMAL DIVERSITY AMONG POLISH ORIGIN SPECIES OF TARAXACUM GENUS, EJPAU 11(4), #14.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume11/issue4/abs-14.html

CHROMOSOMAL DIVERSITY AMONG POLISH ORIGIN SPECIES OF TARAXACUM GENUS

Anna Grzesiuk1, Jolanta Marciniuk2, Pawe│ Marciniuk2
1 Department of Plant Physiology and Genetics, University of Podlasie, Poland
2 Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


Results of research concerning
the numbers of chromosomes in ten species of Taraxacum genus from area
of Poland have been presented in the paper. Among studied species origin six
of them was from Ruderalia section, two from Palustria section,
one from Borea section and one from Erythrosperma section. For T.
freticola
H. Øllg., described in year 2006,
two numbers of chromosomes was found: triploidal number 2n = 24 and diploidal
number 2n = 16. According to our knowledge it is first information on numbers
of chromosomes in this species. Similarly in case of T. hepaticum and T.
melanostigma
(in all these species 2n = 24) earlier data and reference had
not been found and it is probably the first data ever reported, concerning the
numbers of chromosomes in these species of Taraxacum genus. For the first
time the number of chromosomes for narrowly apprehended T. scanicum s.
str. 2n = 24 has been reported, earlier data concerned widely apprehended T.
scanicum
s.l. enclosing a group of related species. For T. paucilobum new
number of chromosomes has been reported 2n = 26. For four species (T. copidophyllum 2n = 24, T. haematicum 2n
= 24, T. hemicyclum 2n = 24 and T. sinuatum 2n = 24) it
is the first time that data concerning the number of chromosomes from
area of Poland have been reported. The number of chromosome for tetraploidal T.
vindobonense
2n = 32 has been confirmed.

Key words: chromosome numbers, Taraxacum, Asteraceae, Poland.


Anna Grzesiuk
Department of Plant Physiology and Genetics,
University of Podlasie, Poland
B. Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
email: grzesiuk@ap.siedlce.pl

Jolanta Marciniuk
Department of Botany, Institute of Biology,
University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland
B. Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland

email: jolam@ap.siedlce.pl

Pawe│ Marciniuk
Department of Botany, Institute of Biology,
University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland
B. Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland

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