The objective of this study was to induce mitotic polyploidization in Drosera capensis. Tetraploid plants of D. capensis were induced successfully by treating leaf segments in vitro with oryzalin solution with four different concentrations (20, 40, 60 or 80 μM) for 12, 24 or 48 hours. Three tetraploid (2n = 4x = 80) plants were obtained in three treatments (20 μM for 48 h, 60 μM for 24 h and 80 μM for 12 h). Tetraploidy was confirmed by flow cytometry. The survival rate of these plants was not significantly influenced by oryzalin concentration or exposure time.

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Life Sciences, Plant Science