Chromosome counts and karyomorphology of some species of Artemisia (Asteraceae) from Turkey


TABUR S. , Civelek S., Oney S., Ergun S. B. Y. , Kursat M., Turkoglu I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.36, no.3, pp.235-246, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1010-98
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-246

Abstract

Chromosome numbers and karyotypes of some species belonging to the genus Artemisia L. (Asteraceae) were investigated, and chromosome counts of 12 species, 1 of which was counted for the first time, are presented with a thorough compilation of previously published data. All of the species studied belong to the subgenus Artemisia Chromosome numbers of 6 taxa confirmed the previous data. Additionally, karyotypes of 8 species were reported. Karyotype analyses of 6 Artemisia species are reported here for the first time. The basic chromosome numbers in the species studied were x = 8 and x = 9, with ploidy levels ranging from 2x to 4x and 6x. B chromosomes were also present in Artemisia incana (L.) Druce as 2n = 2x = 16 + 2B.