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- Peruzzi, L.
- Plant biosystems 2013 v.147 no.4 pp. 1238-1241
- ancestry; chromosome number; taxonomy
- ... Recent literature criticized the use of the symbol “ x ” to denote basic chromosome number in cytotaxonomy. I show here that this criticism is superfluous and is based on historical confusion between the concepts of basic chromosome number (or monoploid chromosome number), which is objective, and ancestral basic chromosome number, which is always inferred, by means of several – more or less reliab ...