TABLE 1

Frequency of ENs associated with SCs and AEs during zygotene for six plant species

Total no. of bivalents (from no. of sets)Length (μm)No. of ENsNo. of ENs/μm SC (A)No. of ENs/μm AE (B)
SpeciesSCAETotal (% syn)SCAETotal (% on SC)Ratio (A) to (B)
A. cepa3 (1)536.7173.3710.0 (76)20610216 (95)0.380.066.3
C. betacae6 (5)205.1117.7322.8 (64)1239132 (93)0.600.087.5
L. esculentum18 (9)266.8163.8430.6 (62)37536411 (91)1.410.226.4
L. longiflorum3 (1)127.532.9160.4 (79)20519224 (92)1.610.582.8
P. nudum8 (4)195.8127.5323.3 (61)20418222 (92)1.040.147.4
T. edwardsiana5 (5)139.248.6187.8 (74)19928227 (88)1.430.582.5