The shape of leaf epidermal cells can not play its role in correlating the taxa

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(a), Adaxial surface of Melilotus indica (40X);

Taxonomic Diversity in Epidermal cells of some Sub-Tropical Plant Species

by Ahmad K., Khan M. A., Ahmad M., Shaheen N., Nazir A. (2010)

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Khalid Ahmad, COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan

Mir Ajab Khan,

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Mushtaq Ahmad, Athabasca University, Pakistan

Nighat Shaheen,

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Abdul Nazir, COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan

Department of plant sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

in International Journal of Agricultural & Biology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 115-118. –

https://www.fspublishers.org/published_papers/5194_..pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267822076_Taxonomic_Diversity_in_Epidermal_Cells_of_some_Sub-tropical_Plant_Species

ABSTRACT

A total of 40 angiosperm plant species from 38 genera of 22 families were investigated for the type and shape of leaf epidermal cells.

The result showed substantial variations in the type and shape of epidermal cells from straight to polygonal up to wavy.

The present results showed that the shape of leaf epidermal cells can not play its role in correlating the taxa but is significant in delimiting the related taxa.

 

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Fig. 1: Photographs of leaf epidermal cells (a), Abaxial surface of Vaccaryia pyramedica (20X); (b), Abaxial surface of Polygonum plebijum (40X); (c), Abaxial surface of Poa annua (40X); (d), Abaxial surface of Ochthochloa compressa (20X); (e), Adaxial surface of Lathyrus aphaca (40X); (f), Adaxial surface of Lycopersicon esculentum (20X) –
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Fig. 2: Photographs of leaf epidermal cells (a), Adaxial surface of Melilotus indica (40X); (b), Abaxial surface of Melilotus indica (20X); (c), Adaxial surface of Vicia faba (40X); (d), Adaxial surface of Euphorbia helioscopia (40X); (e), Abaxial surface of Tribulus teristris (40X); (f), Abaxial surface of Polypogan monspeliensis (40X)
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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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