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The genus Rubus in South Africa. II. Meiotic chromosome behaviour

J. J. Spies, H. du Plessis, H. Liebenberg
Bothalia | Vol 15, No 3/4 | a1830 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v15i3/4.1830 | © 1984 J. J. Spies, H. du Plessis, H. Liebenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 1984 | Published: 06 December 1984

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J. J. Spies,
H. du Plessis, Botanical Research Institute. Department of Agriculture & Water Supply, South Africa
H. Liebenberg, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria

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Meiotic chromosome behaviour in the genus Rubus is relatively normal Polyploidy occurs in both South African subgenera, i.e. Eubatus and Idaeobatus. The subgenus Eubatus contains plants tending mostly towards autoploidy. whereas the subgenus  Idaeobatus varies from autoploid, through segmental alloploid to alloploid. It is concluded that this apparent difference might be due to the study of a statistically insufficient number of plants and that alloploidy originated from imersubgeneric hybridization.


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