Mitotic Studies on Combretum Loefl. from Nigeria


Cytological studies involving root-tip chromosomes of ten Combretum species belonging to the family Combretaceae from Nigeriawere carried out. The result showed that C. platypterum, C. racemosum, C. constrictum, C. bracteatum and a yet to be identified Combretum sp.2 have a chromosome number of 2n = 26. Also, C. racemosum, C. zenkeri and Combretum sp.3 (yet to be identified) have a chromosome number of 2n = 39. A basic chromosome number of x = 13 for the genus is therefore proposed.

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C. Ekeke, I. Agbagwa and B. Okoli, "Mitotic Studies on Combretum Loefl. from Nigeria," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 508-511. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.43064.

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