Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nothoscordum fragrans



This species is usually known as:

Nothoscordum gracile


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nothoscordum fragrans: 22]



Popularity of Nothoscordum fragrans over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nothoscordum fragrans (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Nothoscordum fragrans as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 44]


plant anatomy (5), plant morphology (5), Liliaceae (3), Allium cepa (2), Allium fistulosum (1), Allium neapolitanum (1), Allium sativum (1), Angiospermae (1), anthraquinones (1), biochemical systematics (1), chromosomes (1), diosmetin 7-diglucoside (1), flavones (1), flavonols (1), hybrids (1), Monocotyledoneae (1), nothoscordum fragrans (1), nothoscordum gracile (1), nothoscorum inodorum (1), plant breeding (1), plant genetics (1), repetitive sequences (1), ribosomal DNA (1), satellite DNA (1), taxonomy (1), telomeric repeats (1), telomeric sequences (1), terminology (1), tricin 7-fructosylglucoside (1), tricin 7-rutinoside-4′-glucoside (1), Tulbaghia (1), tulbaghia violacea (1), Vicia faba (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


honey (85.83), cereal (11.15), medicinal (0.36), timber (0.33), fruit (0.26), poison (0.26), weed (0.20), ornamental (0.17), starch (0.12), nutraceutical (0.08)…..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Souza LGR, Crosa O, Speranza P and Guerra M (2012) Cytogenetic and molecular evidence suggest multiple origins and geographical parthenogenesis in Nothoscordum gracile (Alliaceae). Ann. Bot. 109, 987-999.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nothoscordum fragrans: 22; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Souza LGR, Crosa O, Speranza P and Guerra M (2012) Cytogenetic and molecular evidence suggest multiple origins and geographical parthenogenesis in Nothoscordum gracile (Alliaceae). Ann. Bot. 109, 987-999.

Berg RY (2003) Development of ovule, embryo sac, and endosperm in Triteleia (Themidaceae) relative to taxonomy. Am. J. Botany 90, 937-948.

Rudall PJ, Bateman RM, Fay MF and Eastman A (2002) Floral anatomy and systematics of Alliaceae with particular reference to Gilliesia, a presumed insect mimic with strongly zygomorphic flowers. Am. J. Botany 89, 1867-1883.

Pich U, Fuchs J and Schubert I (1996) How do alliaceae stabilize their chromosome ends in the absence of TTTAGGG sequence? Chromosome research : an international journal on the molecular, supramolecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome biology. 4, 207-213.

Ramachandran C and Raghavan V (1989) Changes in Nuclear DNA Content of Endosperm Cells During Grain Development in Rice (Oryza sativa). Ann. Bot. 64, 459-468.

Sato S (1988) Color differential staining of NOR-associated heterochromatic segments using acridine orange. Stain Technol 63, 235-40.

Stearn WT (1986) Nothoscordum gracile, the correct name of Nothoscordum fragrans and the Nothoscordum inodorum of authors (Alliaceae). Taxon. 35, 335-338.

Schubert I, Rieger R and Dobel P (1984) G and/or C-bands in plant chromosomes? J. Cell Sci. 71, 111-120.

Sato M, Sato S and Matsumoto E (1982) Chromosome banding produced by UV-light exposure in the presence of Hoechst 33258. Caryologia. 35, 405-409.

Sato S (1981) Differentiation of C-positive dots across the width of chromosomes. Cytologia. 46, 81-87.

Sato S (1980) Differential staining of C-bands with acridine orange and Hoechst 33258 in chromosomes of Nothoscordum fragrans. Cytologia. 45, 2.

Sato S, Ohta S and Kuroki Y (1980) Heteromorphic appearance of acrocentric nucleolus organizer regions in Nothoscordum fragrans. Cytologia. 45, 2.

Sato S, Kuraki Y and Ohta S (1979) Two types of color-differentiated C-banding positive segments in chromosomes of Nothoscordum fragrans, Liliaceae. Cytologia. 44, 715-725.

Nassar NMA and De Aguiar MLR (1978) Multiple karyotypes in individuals of Nothoscordum fragrans Kunth. Caryologia 31, 1.

Christine A W (1975) Biosystematics of the monocotyledoneae—flavonoid patterns in leaves of the liliaceae. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 3, 229-244.

Shepard JF, Secor GA and Purcifull DE (1974) Immunochemical cross-reactivity between the dissociated capsid proteins of PVY group plant viruses. Virology 58, 464-475.

Sen S (1973) Chromosome behavior in pollen mother cells and pollen grains of different populations of Nothoscordum fragrans Kunth. Botanical gazette. 134, 4.

D’Amato F and Hoffmann-Ostenhof O (1956) Metabolism and Spontaneous Mutations in Plants. In ‘Advances in Genetics’ (Ed.^(Eds Demerec M) pp. 1-28. (Academic Press).

Holmes BE, Mee LK, Hornsey S and Gray LH (1955) The nucleic acid content of cells in the meristematic elongating and fully elongated segments of roots of Vicia faba. Experimental Cell Research 8, 101-113.

Matsukawa T, Yurugi S and Matsuoka T (1953) Products of the Reaction between Thiamine and Ingredients of the Plants of Allium Genus: Detection of Allithiamine and Its Homologs. Science 118, 325-327.

Arber A (1938) Index to Volume XXIX: Journal of Heredity, 1938

On the Occurrence of Intrafascicular Cambium in Monocotyledons. J. Hered. 29, 489-496.

Levan A and Emsweller SL (1938) STRUCTURAL HYBRIDITY IN NOTHOSCORDUM FRAGRANS: and the Origin of Terminally Attached Chromosomes. J. Hered. 29, 291-294.


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