genus Passiflora


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Noun1.genus Passiflora - type genus of the Passifloraceaegenus Passiflora - type genus of the Passifloraceae  
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Passifloraceae, Passifloraceae, passionflower family - tropical woody tendril-climbing vines
passionflower, passionflower vine - any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit
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Interespecific hybridization between cultivated and wild species of genus Passiflora L.
The genus Passiflora (Passifloraceae) comprises species noted by their edible fruits, exotic flowers, and use in folk medicine for sedative, anxiolytic, diuretic, and analgesic effects [1-5].
Brazil is considered as one of the origin center of passion fruit and is the largest center of geographical distribution of the genus Passiflora (BERNACCI et al., 2003).
[31] studied the intraspecific genetic diversity in 23 species of genus Passiflora consisting of subgenera Decaloba and Passiflora using ITS markers.
The passion vines, in the genus Passiflora, contain cyanogenic glycosides--essentially sugar compounds hitched to a cyanide group.
Yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) stands out as the most cultivated and commercialized species of the genus Passiflora due to its fruit quality and yield (FALEIRO et al., 2011).
Since cytokinesis in the genus Passiflora is of the simultaneous type, that is, it occurs at the end of Telophase II, chromosome stickiness verified during the meiosis phases that precede cytoplasm cleavage may have caused failure in the cytokinesis process, forming triads, dyads and monads (Figure 3B-F).
With a rich diversity of species and varieties, the botanical genus Passiflora is spontaneously present throughout Tropical America with indicators pointing to the existence of more than 500 species and Brazil is one of the main centers of origin of the genus, of 150 species of which 70 present fruits with industrial value and for fresh consumption and many of them with importance in the national and international markets (FALEIRO et al., 2005; FALEIRO et al., 2017).
(2002) suggested the f-AFLP technique to confirm the large genetic variability within the genus Passiflora, as well as, for a possible taxonomic reevaluation.
The genus Passiflora belonging to the Passifloraceae family has approximately 520 species of which 140 are native to Brazil (CERVI, 2005; 2006).