Genome Size, Leaf, Fruit and Seed Traits – Taxonomic Tools for Species Identification in the Genus Nasturtium R. Br.

Journal title

Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica




No 1

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


Abstract Flow cytometry estimation of 2C nuclear DNA content of the examined Nasturtium species resulted in taxonomic identification of N. × sterile in eight new localities, N. microphyllum in four new localities and N. officinale in one new locality in western Poland. Scanning electron microscopy proved a few of the micromorphological traits of seeds and fruits (size and shape of cells on the fruit septum surface, their anticlinal walls; secondary sculpture on the outer periclinal walls of cells on the siliqua valve internal surface) to be of taxonomic importance.


Biological Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Cracow Branch


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


eISSN 1898-0295 ; ISSN 0001-5296


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