Chromosome diminution in a plant

Janaki Ammal, E. K. (1940) Chromosome diminution in a plant Nature, 146 (3713). pp. 839-840. ISSN 0028-0836

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The genus Sorghum consists of two groups. Eu-Sorghum includes the tetraploid millet species and an octoploid fodder species1. Para-Sorghum includes only diploid species (n=5) which are not cultivated. One of these is S. purpureo-sericeum, from the Sudan, in which I have described plants with varying numbers of extra chromosomes. These chromosomes I supposed to be inert2.

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