A Chromosome Number New to Linum

Abstract

THE genus Linum comprises some ninety species of which, apart from the garden cultivated plants (L. grandiflorum), L. usitatissimum is of economic importance. Chromosome numbers have been reported in the literature1–3 for thirty of these species, the range of somatic chromosome numbers being 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 32, 36, about 57 and about 86.

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  1. 1

    Darlington, C. D., and Janaki Ammal, E. K., “Chromosome Atlas of Cultivated Plants” (Allen and Unwin, London, 1945).

  2. 2

    Rajan, S. S., Ind. J. Genet. Plant Breed., 12, 93 (1952).

  3. 3

    Tischler, G., “Die Chromosomenzahlen der Gefässpflanzen Mitteleuropas” (Junk, 'S-Gravenhage, 1950).

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