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Table 2 Analysis of female development in di- and polyploid Ranunculus plants. Mean percentages of normal meiotic cell division, abnormal meiosis and full ovule abortion were investigated by DIC microscopy

From: The relation of meiotic behaviour to hybridity, polyploidy and apomixis in the Ranunculus auricomus complex (Ranunculaceae)

Taxa Ploidy Plant ID n normal
meiosis (range)
abnormal meiosis (range) aborted
meiosis (range)
Parent species [32]
R. notabilis 2x   86 0.96 (0.94–1.00) 0.00 0.04 (0.00–0.05)
R. carpaticola 2x   135 0.84 (0.83–0.90) 0.00 0.16 (0.10–0.18)
R. cassubicifolius 4x   98 0.95 (0.94–0.90) 0.00 0.05 (0.00–0.06)
Synthetic F1 Hybrids [32]
R. carpaticola * R. notabilis 2x J, F 257 0.67 (0.44–1.00) 0.11 (0.00–0.33) 0.22 (0.00–0.56)
R. cassubicifolius * R. notabilis 3x G 191 0.69 (0.54–0.87) 0.15 (0.07–0.32) 0.15 (0.00–0.29)
Synthetic F2 Hybrids
R. car. * R. not. * R. car. * R. not [40]. 2x F * F, F * J, J * F,
J * J
4811 0.63 (0.45–0.82) 0.16 (0.08–0.26) 0.21 (0.00–0.39)
R. cas. * R. not. * R. cas. * R. not. 3x, 4x G * G 186 0.49 (0.06–0.66) 0.12 (0.06–0.15) 0.39 (0.19–0.88)