Effect of Variations in Temperature on Meiosis in Gagea reticulata Schultes

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PREVIOUS cytological investigations on the genus Gagea have been confined to eight species1. Recently, Malik and Sehgal2 contributed to the cytology of one more species, Gagea reticulata Schultes. The haploid chromosome number determined was twelve. The meiotic behaviour of chromosomes, as seen from the dividing pollen mother cells, was regular in plants growing in their normal season (February). The pairing of the chromosomes was perfectly normal, followed by regular anaphasic separations, and resulted in a high degree of fertility.

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MALIK, C. Effect of Variations in Temperature on Meiosis in Gagea reticulata Schultes. Nature 187, 805–806 (1960) doi:10.1038/187805b0

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