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    • Keywords


      Legumes; heterozygosity; translocations; inversions; cytomixis

    • Abstract


      Cytological exploration of 47 woody leguminous species have been made from the forests of northern, central and southern India. Of these,Acacia canescens (n=13),Dichrostachys cinerea (n=26),Erythrina caffra (n=21),Millettia brandisiana (n=11),Mucuna hirsuta (n=11),Pahudia martabanica (n=12) andPhanera glauca (n=14) are explored for the first time. Additional and/or variable cytotypes are recorded inBauhinia acuminata (n=13) andProsopis glandulosa (n=28). Existence of B-chromosomes has been recorded inErythrina caffra (n=21+0−3B),Millettia brandisiana (n=11+0−2B),Pongamia pinnata (n=11+0−7B) andTamarindus indica (n=13+0−4B). Besides these cytomorphological variabilities, structural heterozygosity for translocations/inversions (Ougeinia oojeinensis, Pongamia pinnata, Saraca indica) and cytomixis (Caragana brevispina) are also existent.

    • Author Affiliations


      V K Singhal1 B S Gill1 M S Sidhu1

      1. Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147 002, India
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