University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received 15th July, 2013 ; Revised 16th August, 2013
Abstract : Karyotype analysis has been widely employed in cytotaxonomy in describing the phylogeny, evolution and interrelationships of taxa. The present study provides karyotype analysis on various medicinally important plants of Ranchi. Some of the medicinal plants showed uniformity in their diploid chromosome content. They also differed from each other in their total chromatin length, arm ratio and position of centromere.