Epidermal micromorphology of floret parts in Aeluropus (Poaceae)

Mosaferi Samaneh and Keshavarzi Maryam: Epidermal micromorphology of floret parts in Aeluropus (Poaceae). In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (65) 1. pp. 35-45. (2021)

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Aeluropus from Poaceae comprises 5 species in the world and 3 species in Iran. This halophytic perennial is distributed in salty and dry soils of Asia, Europe, and Africa. In addition to being used as fodder, it can stabilize the soil by its rhizome or stolon. These features make Aeluropus a valuable plant. In this study, lemma and palea of 10 populations of Aeluropus were studied micromorphologically by scanning electron microscope (SEM) to determine diagnostic features among species studied. Eight characters as micro-prickle, macro-hair, long cell outline, cork and silica cells, papilla, salt gland, and epicuticular wax were studied. The occurrence of salt glands and silica cells in populations/taxa studied showed the ability of Aeluropus to tolerate harsh habitats. Our result showed the taxonomic value of floret micromorphological features to separate Aeluropus species.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2021
Volume: 65
Number: 1
ISSN: 1588-4082
Page Range: pp. 35-45
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/75563/
DOI: 10.14232/abs.2021.1.35-45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Növénybiológia, Biológia - molekuláris
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 44-45. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.06. Biological sciences
Date Deposited: 2022. May. 12. 08:28
Last Modified: 2022. May. 12. 08:28
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/75578

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