a1 Plant Biotechnology Lab, Department of Botany, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
A well-documented karyo-morphological analysis has been presented in one unexplored cultivar of Capsicum annuum L., collected from South Sikkim, India, to determine the chromosome number. This report confirms that the cultivar contains 2n = 48 chromosomes, which are not produced through self-duplication. More studies are required to determine its actual taxonomic position and genetic relationship with other cultivars and species. This cultivar of C. annuum provides a new, unexplored genetic resource with a high chromosome number.
(Received February 17 2012)
(Accepted April 23 2012)
(Online publication May 25 2012)