New trends in plant cytogenetics and cytoembryology: Dedicated to the memory of Emilio Battaglia

@article{Peruzzi2012NewTI,
  title={New trends in plant cytogenetics and cytoembryology: Dedicated to the memory of Emilio Battaglia},
  author={Lorenzo Peruzzi and Fabio Garbari and Gianluca Bedini},
  journal={Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={146},
  pages={674 - 680}
}
  • L. PeruzziF. GarbariG. Bedini
  • Published 20 July 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology
Abstract A survey of all the 154 scientific publications of Emilio Battaglia (1917–2011) is presented, grouped in three main research interests – plant embryology, cytogenetics in plants and cytological terminology – plus other less relevant contributions. Battaglia's past and present role in these disciplines is briefly discussed, in the light of current research on these topics, partly reviewed also in other contributions of the present Plant Biosystems issue. 

Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology : Official Journal of the Societa Botanica Italiana

The facultative nature of apomixis allows for reversal to sexuality and further speciation of paleopolyploid lineages, which may facilitate diversification of polyploid complexes and evolution in angiosperms.

The association between polyploidy and clonal reproduction in the angiosperms.

The relationship between polyploidy and clonal reproduction in the angiosperms is explored in the first studies to determine how wholegenome duplication (WGD) directly affectsClonality in this species, and the studies presented in this thesis are some of the first to explore the relationship in-depth.

The evolution of apomixis in angiosperms: A reappraisal

The facultative nature of apomixis allows for reversal to sexuality and further speciation of paleopolyploid lineages, which may facilitate diversification of polyploid complexes and evolution in angiosperms.

“x” is not a bias, but a number with real biological significance

It is shown that criticism of the use of the symbol “x” to denote basic chromosome number in cytotaxonomy is superfluous and is based on historical confusion between the concepts ofBasic chromosome number (or monoploid chromosome number) and ancestral basic chromosomes number.

Karyological and morphological investigations on a Hieracium putatively endemic to the National Park “Foreste Casentinesi, M. Falterona, Campigna” (northern Apennines, central Italy)

This study confirms in the northern Apennines a trend pointed out in other central and southern European mountain areas: the core taxon is surrounded by tetraploid apomictic lineages that show some morphological characters of other Hieracium species; in the case of H. villosum Jacq.

Genomic in situ hybridization analysis between Rubus coreanus and its relatives in Rubus (Sect. Idaeobatus)

Results indicated that R. coreanus and R. parvifolius shared many repeat sequences, and it could be deduced that the genome of R.Parviflius was most closely related to that of R.'s coreanus.

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