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Aegilops cylindrica var.kastorianum (Poaceae): A new variety from Greece

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A native population ofAegilops cylindrica was encountered for the first time in Greece in 1980 (near Kastoria, NW. Greece), completely isolated and at a great distance from its main distribution area. There are morphological and chromosomal, but no protein and esterase pattern differences from otherAe. cylindrica populations. This justifies the recognition of a new variety: var.kastorianum. Our comparative and karyotypic observations support the view thatAe. caudata var.polyathera and not var.caudata (typica) is the possible donor of genome C of the new variety.

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Karataglis, S.S. Aegilops cylindrica var.kastorianum (Poaceae): A new variety from Greece. Pl Syst Evol 163, 13–20 (1989).

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Key words

  • Angiosperms
  • Poaceae
  • Aegilops cylindrica var.kastorianum
  • New variety
  • karyotype analysis
  • protein and esterase patterns
  • isoelectric focusing