Occurrence and chromosome number of Cucumis sativus var. hardwickii (Royle) Alef. in South India and its bearing on the origin of cultivated cucumber

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Cucumis sativus var. hardwickii (Royle) Alef., the wild progenitor of cultivated C. sativus is reported for the first time from peninsular India. The South Indian specimens showed n=7 bivalents in PMCs. The discontinous occurrence of the wild taxon in the Himalayan regions and peninsular hills and the existence of cultivars of C. sativus adapted to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00026803

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