Genome size and chromosome number of Micromeria acropolitana (Lamiaceae), a steno-endemic of Greece

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Sonia Siljak-Yakovlev, Kit Tan, Gregory Tsounis, Lambros Tsounis

The chromosome number 2n = 30, and nuclear DNA amount 2C = 0.79 pg, are determined for the first
time for Micromeria acropolitana, a rare and endangered species from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The
plant was considered extinct but rediscovered in 2006, a hundred years later. Its current status in the original
habitat is assessed, and proposals for ensuring its survival presented.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhytologia Balcanica
Volume17
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
ISSN1310-7771
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • The Faculty of Science - Acropolis , chromosome number, conservation, Micromeria, nuclear DNA conten

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