Loss of nuclear DNA in leaves of rye.

TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik

PubMedID: 24270652

Hesemann CU, Schröder G. Loss of nuclear DNA in leaves of rye. Theor Appl Genet. 1982;62(4):325-8.
The nuclear DNA content of rye leaf cells was cytophotometrically determined. At the commencement of differentiation nuclei in rye leaves remain standing at G1 phase. With further differentiation a remarkable diminution of nuclear DNA content occurs in diploid cells. The largest number of cells showing a loss of nuclear DNA content were found in the top of the leaf. The age of the leaf and the extent of diminution in nuclear DNA content are correlated.