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Karyomorphometric analysis of Fritillaria montana group in Greece

Comparative Cytogenetics 10(4): 679-695 (2016)
doi: 10.3897/CompCytogen.v10i4.10156
¹Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
²University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Samaropoulou et al. 2016


Fritillaria Linnaeus, 1753 (Liliaceae) is a genus of geophytes, represented in Greece by 29 taxa. Most of the Greek species are endemic to the country and/or threatened. Although their classical cytotaxonomic studies have already been presented, no karyomorphometric analysis has ever been given. In the present study, the cytological results of Fritillaria montana Hoppe ex W.D.J. Koch, 1832 group, which includes F. epirotica Turrill ex Rix, 1975 and F. montana are statistically evaluated for the first time. Further indices about interchromosomal and intrachromosomal asymmetry are given. A new population of F. epirotica is also investigated, while for F. montana, a diploid individual was found in a known as triploid population. Paired t-tests and PCoA analysis have been applied to compare the two species.

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