Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (02): 233-236.doi: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413084

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Estimation of Genome Size of Four Panax Species by Flow Cytometry*

 PAN  Ye-Zhi-1、2, ZHANG  Yi-Chi-3、4, GONG  Xun-2, LI  Fu-Sheng-1   

  1. 1 Faculty of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201, China; 2 Key Laboratory of
    Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China;
    3 Germplasm Bank of Wild Species in Southwest China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
    Kunming 650201, China; 4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2013-04-09 Online:2014-03-25 Published:2013-07-10

Abstract:

Ginseng genus Panax, a member of family Araliaceae, consists of about 11 species in total. Most species of this genus are applied as tonic and medicinal plant resources. In this article, the genome size (CValue) of four ginseng species was estimated by flow cytometry using Oryza sativa as the internal reference. The results revealed that the CValues of four species are different from each other, and the CValue of Pnotoginseng is the largest, while the CValue of Pstipuleanatus is the smallest one.

Key words: Panax, C-Value, Flow cytometry (FCM)

CLC Number: 

  • Q 78