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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)
Mir Ajab Khan,
Department of plant sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
in International Journal of Agricultural & Biology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 115-118. –
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.