The length of stomata as an indicator for polyploidy

The length of stomata as an indicator for polyploidy in rye-grasses

by Speckman G. J., Post J., Dijkstra H. (1965)

G. J. SPECKMANN, J . POST Jr., H. DIJKSTRA,

Foundation for Agricultural Plant Breeding,
Wageningen, The Netherlands

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In Euphytica 14: 225-230 – https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00149503

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00149503

Abstract

The suitability of stomata length as a criterion in the distinction between diploid and tetraploid rye-grass plants was tested.

From the data it appears that diploid and tetraploid plants can be separated with a large degree of certainty if the selection is based on the stomata length.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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