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Cytomorpho variation in Chenopodium album L. from northern India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 1-5, February,28 (2021)


The analysis of 10 populations of Chenopodium album L. showed ploidy level tetraploid (2n=36) and hexaploid (2n=54). The analysed population showed two cytotypes. Detailed morphological and cytological studies has been done and comparisons have been done. Meiosis behavior was normal with respect to equal segregation of chromosomes. The average plant height varies between 28cm to 56cm. There was noticeable variation in the leaf parameters as well. Leaves are petiolate and petiole size varied between 0.68±0.13cm to 3.34±0.53cm. The average size of lamina varied between 1.72±0.16×1.26±0.42cm to 3.78±0.60×1.42±0.10cm. The inflorescence size was quite variable ranging from 1.12±0.25cm to 1.90±.37cm.


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