H: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rhododendron catawbiense is a Diploid

Rhododendron catawbiense has been determined to be a diploid using flow cytometry by

Dr. João Loureiro, Dr. Silvia Castro, José Cerca Oliveira, and Mariana Castro
Plant Ecology and Evolution Group,
Centre for Functional Ecology,
Department of Life Sciences,
Faculty of Science and Technology,
University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Diploid Rhododendron catawbiense,
Diploid Rhododendron maximum

Source: Connecticut College Arboretum

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