genus Allium


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  • noun

Synonyms for genus Allium

large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic

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Though a single homozygous fission at the diploid level may be the more likely explanation, the large chromosomes of this genus, coupled with a basic number of x = 4 as compared with many x = 8 species in its allied genus Allium, raises the possibility that it could have originated by ancient fusions from 2n = 16 t ancestors.
Garlic and other members of the onion genus Allium may also erect a barrier against human cancer, suggests William J.