Polyploidy in Rumex acetosella L

Abstract

THE species Rumex acetosella L. is a weed, which seems to be distributed all over the northern hemisphere. It has been investigated cytologieally by Roth1, who counted the chromosome number n = 16 (2n = 32), and later, among others, by Meurman2, Kihara3, and Jensen4, who all found the number to be hexaploid or 2n = 42.

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    Meurman, O., Sci. Soc. Fenn. (Biol.), 1 (1925).

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    Tischler, Tabul"lig; Biologic", 4 (1926), 7 (1931), 11–12 (1935), 16 (1938).

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LÖVE, A. Polyploidy in Rumex acetosella L. Nature 145, 351 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145351a0

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