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Comparative Study on the Epidermal Features of Twelve Under-Utilized Legume Accessions

Agbolade, J.O. and Adegbite, A.E and Olawuyi, O.J. and Aina, D.A. and Popoola, J.O and Aremu, B.R. (2011) Comparative Study on the Epidermal Features of Twelve Under-Utilized Legume Accessions. Journal of Agricultural Science, 1 (4). pp. 55-61. ISSN 2276-7118

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Seeds of six species of twelve accessions of miscellaneous legumes were obtained from the germplasm unit of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The seeds were planted into plots of 5m long, spaced 1 meter apart at the botanical garden of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Ogun State, Nigeria. Leaves of the plants were assessed for their genetic and phylogenetic relatedness through diagnostic epidermal studying of the cell shapes, anticlinal wall types and stomatal characteristics at the abaxial and adaxial surfaces. The cell shapes, anticlinal wall types and the stomatal characteristics revealed some correlations among the studied taxa. All the species were amphiostomatic possessing stomata on both the abaxial and adaxial surfaces. Proportions of the stomata distributions among the taxa were 75% (paracytic), 16.67% (anomocytic) and 8.3% (anisocytic) at both surfaces. There was no accession with diacytic stoma. Cell shapes were 75% polygonal, 25% irregular at the abaxial surfaces and 66.67%, 33.33% irregular and polygonal respectively at the adaxial surface. The prevalent anticlinal wall type was curved (41.67%) followed by curved/slightly straight (33.3%) and slightly straight (25%) at both surfaces. Result of the epidermal features of the studied taxa revealed some diagnostic characteristics that could be used for taxonomic decision

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidermal features, underutilized legumes, phylogenetic, amphiostomatic, anomocytic, diacytic, anisocytic, polygonal
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 10:14

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