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Title: Chromosome Numbers in Characeae from the South Pacific 
Author: Hotchkiss, Arland
Date: 1965-01
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Hotchkiss A. 1965. Chromosome numbers in Characeae from the South Pacific. Pac Sci 19(1): 31-37.
Abstract: This study of a total of 18 collections represents the first sampling
of chromosome numbers in the charophytes from New Caledonia, Fiji, and Samoa.
Chromosome counts were obtained for the first time for material of Lamprothamnium
(Chara) succinctum, and the count supports the transfer to the genus Lamprothamnium.
Chromosome counts consistent with earlier reports are those of 14 for
the dioecious taxa included in Chara corallina (Chara australis, Protochara australis,
Chara fulgens) by Wood, and 18 for Nitella acuminata. Not in accord with some
earlier reports are the counts of 18 for Nitella hyalina, 18 for Nitella pseudoflabellata
(including N. mathuata), 18 for Nitella furcata, and 28 for Chara fibrosa.
The presence of somatic pairing of chromosomes is noted in Chara fibrosa, and
the extent and importance of polyploidy in the charophytes is recalled.
ISSN: 0030-8870

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