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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dale McNeal

First Committee Member

Fuad Nahhas

Second Committee Member

Paul Richmond


This investigation of Brodiaea elegans was undertaken to determine if there were any previously undetected chromosome races within the species and to map their distribution. Chromosome races with 2n = 12, 16, 24, 32, 40, 42, and 48 are reported. The new races 2n = 40, 42, and 48 are reported from California. Maps of the distribution of all chromosome races are presented.



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