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Genome size estimation of false daisy, cheek weed, pot marigold and marigold



Waquar Akhter Ansari1*, Ram Krishna1, Mohammad Ajmal Ali2* & Joongku Lee3



1ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India; 2Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University,  Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Environment and Forest Resources, Chungnam National University, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; *Corresponding authors



Waquar Akhter Ansari: E-mail: Waquar.ansari@gmail.com

Ram Krishna: E-mail: mbt.r.krishna@gmail.com

Mohammad Ajmal Ali: E-mail: alimohammad@ksu.edu.sa

Joongku Lee: E-mail: joongku@cnu.ac.kr


Article Type

Research Article



Received September 1, 2023; Revised September 30, 2023; Accepted September 30, 2023, Published September 30, 2023



We report the genome size estimated using flow cytometry for four closely related species, including false daisy (Eclipta prostrate), cheek weed (Ageratum conyzoides), pot marigold (Calendula officinalis), and marigold (Tagetes erecta) belonging to Asteraceae family. The detected genome size for false daisy, cheek weed, pot marigold, and marigold was, 2.435,  3.266, 3.413, and 1.897, Gbp, respectively, while their respective 2C DNA content was 2.5, 3.3, 3.5, and 1.9, pg. The information on genome size presented here will be useful for understanding genomic evolution and will also clear the way for additional genomic research in these species.



Genome size, false daisy, cheek weed, pot marigold, marigold



Ansari et al. Bioinformation 19(9): 976-980 (2023)


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Biomedical Informatics



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