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Coconut genome size determined by flow cytometry: Tall versus Dwarf types

F. M. Neto, Pereira, T. N. S., Geronimo, I. G. C., Azevedo, A. O. N., Ramos, S. R. R., Pereira, M. G., M. Neto, F., Pereira, T. N. S., Geronimo, I. G. C., Azevedo, A. O. N., Ramos, S. R. R., and Pereira, M. G., Coconut genome size determined by flow cytometry: Tall versus Dwarf types, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Coconuts (Cocos nucifera L.) are tropical palm trees that are classified into Tall and Dwarf types based on height, and both types are diploid (2n = 2x = 32 chromosomes). The reproduction mode is autogamous for Dwarf types and allogamous for Tall types. One hypothesis for the origin of the Dwarf coconut suggests that it is a Tall variant that resulted from either mutation or inbreeding, and differences in genome size between the two types would support this hypothesis.

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