Polyploidy pp 521-528 | Cite as

Polyploidy, Plants, and Electrophoresis

  • Bruce Carr
  • George Johnson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 13)


In the last fifteen years the ability to characterize levels of genetic variation in animals using electrophoresis has produced a revolution of knowledge and interest. Similar studies in plants have lagged behind. A review of animal studies (1) lists 129 species (ten systems criterion), while a parallel review of plant studies (2) lists only 61 species, few of them investigated in comparable detail. The reasons for this disparity are partly technical and partly concern the different approach that plant biologists have utilized in their electrophoretic research. This paper attempts to document some of the present technical limitations and conceptual opportunities offered to plant biologists by electrophoresis.


Plant Biologist Electrophoretic Technique Electrophoretic Variant Germanium Dioxide Tissue Culture Line 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Carr
    • 1
  • George Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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