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Research article2003Peer reviewed

The genome composition of hexaploid Psammopyrum athericum and octoploid Psammopyrum pungens (Poaceae : Triticeae)

Ellneskog-Staam P, Salomon B, von Bothmer R, Anamthawat-Jonsson K


The genomic constitution of two species in the genus Psammopyrum, i.e., Ps. athericum (2n = 6x = 42) and Ps. pungens (2n = 8x = 56), was studied by genomic in situ hybridization (GISH). In Ps. athericum, one diploid chromosome set hybridized to a genomic probe from Pseudoroegneria ferganensis (St genome), one diploid set to a probe from Agropyron cristatum (P genome), and one diploid set to a probe from Thinopyrum junceiforme ((EEe)-E-b genomes) or Th. bessarabicum (E-b genome). Substituting the St-genome probe with an L-genome probe from Festucopsis serpentinii resulted in exactly the same hybridization pattern, suggesting a genomic constitution of EStP or ELP for Ps. athericum. The same probes used on Ps. pungens showed two diploid sets of chromosomes hybridizing to the St-genome probe, one diploid set hybridizing to the P-genome probe, and one diploid set hybridizing to the (EEe)-E-b-genome probe. The L-genome probe hybridized to approximately 14 of the chromosomes that were labeled by the St-genome probe. Hence the genomic constitution for Ps. pungens is proposed to be EStStP or EStLP

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2003, Volume: 46, number: 1, pages: 164-169

      SLU Authors

      • Salomon, Björn

        • Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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      Food Science
      Agricultural Science

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