BANERJI1 was the first to study the chromosome numbers in the genus Corchorus, and he found that seven was the haploid number. His survey included two varieties of C. olitorius Linn., four varieties of C. capsularis Linn. and C. acutangulus Lamk. Later, Nakajima2 confirmed the observations of Banerji in the case of C. capsularis Linn.
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