CHROMOSOME NUMBER, KARYOTYPE ANALYSIS AND POLLEN MORPHOLOGY OF TURKISH ENDEMIC TORDYLIUM ELEGANS (BOISS. & BAL.) ALAVA & HUB.-MOR. (APIACEAE)


GÖMÜRGEN A. N. , DOĞAN C., ÖZMEN BAYSAL E., Baser B., ALTINÖZLÜ H.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.43, no.4, pp.1803-1807, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1803-1807
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The chromosome number, karyotype and pollen analysis of Turkish endemic species Tordylium elegans (Boiss. & Bal.) Alava & Hub.-Mor. are reported in this paper for the first time. The somatic chromosome number is determined as 2n = 4x = 16. It is a tetraploid species and the basic chromosome number is x = 4. Haploid karyotype formula is 4sm + 3m + 1T. The pollen morphology of T. elegans was examined under light and scanning electron microscope. Pollen of T. elegans are radially symmetrical, isopolar, tricolporate, perprolate and equatorially-constricted.