Why do some floras include chromosome number.

Discussion in 'Plants: Science and Cultivation' started by Eyerah, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Eyerah

    Eyerah Active Member

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    I am curious to know why some floras include the chromosome number for each species. Is there a specific purpose that this piece of information is often sought for? Does this have to do with hybridization and speciation? I don't have a background in genetics, but any articles or information that I can use to learn more would be appreciated.

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes I think it has to do with the effect of polyploidy on hybridization and speciation. This is a concise article on the topic. Polyploidy in Plant Breeding
     
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    Thank you that article was just what I was looking for.
     

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