Karyotype analysis of Silene muradica (Caryophyllaceae)

Esra Martin, Mehmet Tekin, Günsenin Miray Dirlik, Muhammet Türk


In this research the mitotic metaphase chromosome number and karyotype of Silene muradica which is endemic species and growing naturally in Turkey, were studied. The diploid chromosome study was conducted using squash preparation method. The study revealed that the chromosome number of S. muradica is 2n = 24. The basic chromosome number of species is determined as x = 12. The karyotype formula of S. muradica is found as 12m. The total length of the somatic chromosomes of S. muradica ranges between 1.50 μm - 2.77 μm. The total haploid chromosome length of S. muradica is measured as 25.12 μm. The chromosome morphology and ideogram are made using Image Analysis System (Bs200ProP).


Caryophyllaceae, Endemic, Karyotype, Silene muradica, Turkey

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7212%2Fzkufbd.v1i1.1314

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