J Syst Evol ›› 1988, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (5): 362-366.

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Studies on the Karyotypes and Pollen Morphology of Brassica oleracea L.and B. alboglabra Bailey

Yang Ping, Li Rong-Qian, Zeng Zi-Shen   

  1. (Department of Biology, Wuhan University, Wuhan)
  • Published:1988-10-18

Abstract: The karyotypes and pollen morphology of Brassica oleracea L. and B. alboglabra Bailey were studied by preparing mitotic chromosome specimens and scanning electron microscope. The results are as follows: 1. the karyotypes of the 4 varieties in B. oleracea L. and of B. alboglabra Bailey are similar, all with the same chromosome number (2n=18) satellite number (one pair) and a type of karyotype, but different in respect to satellite position and karyotype symmetry 2. The pollengrains of 2 varieties of B. oleracea L. are 3-colporate and reticulate, distinctly different from those in B. alboglabra, which are pantoporate with smaller lumina. Based on the results we tend to regard that B. alboglabra Bailey is an independent species.

Key words: Brassica oleracea L., B.alboglabra Bailey, Karyotype, Pollen morphology