The structure and cytology of the stomata of pea

 

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Pea Plant Pisum sativum

The fine structure of pea stomata

by Singh A. P., Srivastava L. M. (1973)

in Protoplasma 76: 61-82. –

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01279673?LI=true

Summary

The structure and cytology of the guard cells of pea are described. The differential wall thickenings, the radiate arrangement of wall fibrils from the pore site to the anticlinal walls, the lobed and dissected nature of the vacuole, and the fine structure of the plastids are believed to play a significant role in stomatal opening and closing.

These findings are correlated with those on corn stomata. Finally a few points with regard to the role of microtubules and vesicles in wall thickenings are discussed.

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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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