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Karyotype analysis of three species of Sabal, L. (Palmae: Coryphoideae)

Palomino, G.; Quero, H.J.

Cytologia 57(4): 485-489


ISSN/ISBN: 0011-4545
DOI: 10.1508/cytologia.57.485
Accession: 002420085

Studies of S. yapa, S. mexicana and S. gretheriae revealed that all 3 species have chromosome counts of 2n = 36. The karyotypes of S. yapa and S. mexicana were similar, with metacentrics and submetacentrics and 4 pairs of chromosomes with satellites. S. gretheriae had 9 pairs of satellited chromosomes and a pair of heteromorphic chromosomes which were almost 3 times larger than the average of other chromosomes in its complement.

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