Karyotype analysis of six <i>Achillea</i> L. (Asteraceae, Anthemideae) taxa from Turkey

Aksu N., İNCEER H., Hayirlioglu-Ayaz S.

CARYOLOGIA, no.2, pp.103-108, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00087114.2013.787205
  • Journal Name: CARYOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-108
  • Keywords: Achillea, chromosome number, karyotype, polyploidy, Turkey, CHROMOSOME-NUMBERS, SYSTEMATICS, COMPOSITAE, COMPLEX
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The karyotypes of six Achillea taxa (Achillea falcata L., A. millefolium L. subsp. millefolium, A. setacea Waldst. & Kit., A. nobilis L. subsp. neilreichii (A. Kern.) Velen., A. biebersteinii Afan. and A. cappadocica Hausskn. & Bornm.) from different phytogeographical regions of Turkey were performed. The taxa revealed chromosome counts of 2n = 2x = 18, 4x = 36 and 7-8x = 67. Karyotype analysis indicated that chromosomes of Achillea taxa have predominantly median and submedian centromered. Several systematic and evolutionary aspects of these taxa are discussed in the light of the cytogenetic data.