Multiple Genotypes in Individuals of Claytonia virginica

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Science  07 May 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3983, pp. 564-565
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3983.564


Supernumerary chromosomes are common among plants of Claytonia virginica found in a weedy population near the southwestern edge of its distribution. Roots, stems, and microsporocytes vary in chromosome number within the same plant in 68 percent of the population studied.