Cytogenetics

Research Focus

The research is centred on chromosomes present in the plant cell nucleus. They are the major source of DNA in plants:

  • Chromosome number, shape, size, structural organization and DNA quantity per nucleus often help us to characterize a species.

  • Studies provide information which can show relationships between species in most families, and clarify the origins of natural hybrids and cultivated varieties.

Our research programmes are centred on: