Molecular cytogenetic analysis and genomic organization of major DNA repeats in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.)


This article addresses the bioinformatic, molecular genetic, and cytogenetic study of castor bean (Ricinus communis, 2n = 20), which belongs to the monotypic Ricinus genus within the Euphorbiaceae family. Because castor bean chromosomes are small, karyotypic studies are difficult. However, the use of DNA repeats has yielded new prospects for karyotypic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00438-015-1145-0


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