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International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 153-157
DOI: 10.3923/ijpbg.2010.153.157
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Perspective on Chromosome Numbers in the Genus Pistacia L. (Anacardiaceae)

Mohannad G. Al-Saghir

The genus Pistacia L. belongs to the Anacardiaceae family and includes at least eleven species. Cytogenetic studies addressing the genus Pistacia are rather few. Chromosome numbers of the different Pistacia species are questionable due to the fact that poor chromosome counting protocols were used. The aim of this perspective was to provide more insight into understanding the cytogenetic of the genus Pistacia and provide additional information on the different Pistacia species for future cytogenetic research. In conclusion, I posit that all Pistacia species have the same basic chromosome number which is x = 15 based on all previous morphological and molecular studies, which clearly suggest a very close genetic relationship among Pistacia species and the chromosome numbers reported by various cytogenetic studies.
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  •    Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) study of Pistacia species (Anacardiaceae)
  •    Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Pistacia L. (Anacardiaceae) Based on Morphological Data
  •    Leaf Anatomy of Pistacia Species (Anacardiaceae)
How to cite this article:

Mohannad G. Al-Saghir , 2010. Perspective on Chromosome Numbers in the Genus Pistacia L. (Anacardiaceae). International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 4: 153-157.

DOI: 10.3923/ijpbg.2010.153.157






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