Cytological studies in some South Indian species of Carex


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Nijalingappa, B.H.M. and Leela Bai, D. (1990) Cytological studies in some South Indian species of Carex. Cytologia, 55 (3). pp. 373-379. ISSN 1348-7019

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Carex, with an estimated 2000-2500 species, is the largest genus of the family Cyperaceae. In India, it is represented by 142 species of which 22 occur in South India (Clarke 1894 , Fischer1931). On the basis of inflorescence morphology, KUkenthal (1909) divided this genus into four subgenera and reorganized 69 sections. However, later authors reorganized his scheme and reduced the subgenera as well as the sections to make them phylogenetically more homo geneous (Kreczetowicz 1935, Ohwi 1936, Koyama 1962, 1985). In addition, Carex has remained a classic example of cytotaxonomic confusion (Heilborn 1939). Therefore,thereis a need to apply the methods of biosystematics to understand specific boundaries within the genus and define the sections in terms of a unique pattern of chromosome variation operating therein.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Lokeshareddy Y C
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 11:08
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