Among diploid Lathyrus species a threefold variation in nuclear DNA amount is attributable to differences in the amount of repetitive DNA. Cross reassociation among repetitive and among non-repetitive DNA fractions from different species shows substantial divergence in DNA composition. The divergence in base composition is correlated with nuclear DNA amount. The degree of divergence is of the same order of magnitude in both the repetitive and nonrepetitive fractions.
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Narayan, R.K.J., Rees, H. Nuclear DNA divergence among Lathyrus species. Chromosoma 63, 101–107 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00292723
- Developmental Biology
- Substantial Divergence
- Base Composition
- Lathyrus Species
- Nonrepetitive Fraction