(With Plate 5 and 2 figures in the text)
THE CYTOLOGY OF THE DESMIDS: THE CHROMOSOMES*
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 65–72, April 1960
How to Cite
KING, G. C. (1960), THE CYTOLOGY OF THE DESMIDS: THE CHROMOSOMES. New Phytologist, 59: 65–72. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1960.tb06203.x
This paper formed part of a thesis for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of London
This work was carried out in the Dept. of Botany, Queen Mary College, whilst the author was receipt of a University of London Postgraduate Studentship.
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Received 20 November 1958)
New cytological techniques for handling desmid chromosomes are described. Twenty new chromosome counts are recorded.
Parallel disjunction of chromatids at anaphase has been observed for the first time in the desmids, and from this and other criteria it has been inferred that a non-localized type of centromeric organization of the chromosomes is present.