J Syst Evol ›› 1980, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (2): 138-141.

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A study on the Giemsa C-Bands in the chromosomes of Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce with reference to its taxonomic position

Li Mao-Xue, Wang Chang-Gui, Zhei Shi-Hong   

  • Published:1980-05-18

Abstract: The authors studied the Giemsa C-bands in the chromosomes of Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce. The results appeared that the Giemsa C-bands of P. odoratum here were quite different from those of P. odoratum (Mill.) Druce. var peuriflorum (Miq.) Ohwi as studied by Tanaka. A detailed discussion has been given on the Cbanding patterns in Polygonatum odoratum, its significance in the taxonomy of thegenus Polygonatum and on the technique of the Giemsa C-bands staining.