A cytological study of some grasses from Orissa, an eastern coastal belt of India

  • C B S R Sharma
  • B N Behera
  • S K Dash


A preliminary cytological screening of 19 grasses of coastal Orissa revealed three new records of chromosome numbers and nine variations from earlier reports. These variations are due to polyploidy and aneuploid gains and losses. Interestingly only seven species have chromosomes conforming to the earlier reports. Nine seems to be the commonest basic number. This report incidentally is the first ever cytological study of Poaceae of this coastal belt.


Cytotaxonomy grasses chromosome numbers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C B S R Sharma
    • 1
  • B N Behera
    • 1
  • S K Dash
    • 1
  1. 1.Cytogenetics and Floristics Laboratory, Department of BotanyBerhampur UniversityBerhampur

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