Chromosome numbers of the Australian Zosteraceae

  title={Chromosome numbers of the Australian Zosteraceae},
  author={John Kuo},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
 Somatic chromosome numbers of 2n = 24 are reported for all three species of Australian Zostera: Z. capricorni Aschers., Z. muelleri Irmisch ex Aschers. and Z. mucronata den Hartog and 2n = 36 for Heterozostera tasmanica (Martens ex Aschers.) den Hartog. All Australian zosteroidean species apparently have similar chromosome morphology: dot-like or rod shaped. It is suggested that the chromosome number and its morphology can be used to distinguish genera and subgenera in the Zosteraceae but not… CONTINUE READING
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