RBGE "WebCyte" is a database dedicated to assist research into the cytology of members of the family Gesneriaceae, a large and interesting family of predominantly tropical and subtropical plants
The database consists of two parts:
The searchable database allows querying and display of cytological information by genus or species. There are two options for the display of search results:
- short output [taxonomy, count, short reference]
- full output [taxonomy, synonyms, count, methods, voucher, locality, full reference & image if present]
The statistic section allows the display of diverse database characteristics:
summary of all counts
coverage, by genus, tribe or subfamily
The output is by default a scatter chart. The coverage section also gives the proportional coverage with an option of a break down by the basic chromosome number (n).
The subfamily and tribal classification used is based on the currently accepted work by Burtt & Wiehler (Gesneriana 1: 1-4, 1995).
For all enquiries contact the "WebCyte" co-ordinator.