Ben Zonneveld
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:36:27 PDT
I have measured the amount of DNA per nucleus in many genera. Often I found
that the difference between the species of a genus is a factor of 1.5 to 3.
However I have always wondered about the following:
Scilla siberica has 75 pg of DNA per nucleus
Chionodoxa siehei has 8.7 pg (THe pink form is larger.triploid and has 13.
This is a factor 9 difference between scilla and chionodoxa????? This makes
me wonder about the conclusions of the DNA barcoding.
Ben zonneveld


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