Giemsa C-banding analysis of Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. ex Sprengel and S. sicula Tineo ex Guss. from Turkey

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Cytologia, vol.62, no.1, pp.1-6, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1508/cytologia.62.1
  • Journal Name: Cytologia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Karyotype and C-banding analyse have been performed to Sternbergia lutea and S. sicula from Turkey. While S. lutea was found to be diploid (2n = 22) and triploid (2n = 33), S. sicula proved to be diploid with 2n = 22. Chromosome lengths in S. lutea and S. sicula are 19.85-5.15 μm and 17.88-5.16 μm, respectively. While all chromosomes in S. lutea showed centromeric C-band, in S. sicula, eight chromosomes carry constitutive heterochromatin, being centromeric on seven and interstitial on one. Three chromosomes, 4, 7 and 10, in S. sicula, show no C-band. Based on these results, the relationships between the two taxa are discussed.