Ploidy determination of buffel grass accessions in the USDA National Plant Germplasm System collection by flow cytometry Academic Article uri icon


  • The DNA content of 568 accessions of buffel grass (. Cenchrus ciliaris L. syn. . Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link) in the USDA National Plant Germplasm System was determined through flow cytometry. Based on DNA content, 308 accessions were determined as tetraploids with 36 chromosomes, 139 as pentaploids with 45 chromosomes, 20 as hexaploids with 54 chromosomes, two as septaploids with 63 chromosomes, and 99 as aneuploids. 2012.

published proceedings

  • South African Journal of Botany

author list (cited authors)

  • Burson, B. L., Actkinson, J. M., Hussey, M. A., & Jessup, R. W.

complete list of authors

  • Burson, BL||Actkinson, JM||Hussey, MA||Jessup, RW

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM