Morpho-histochemical studies on coleoptile

Shah, C.K. and Philomena, P.A. (1982) Morpho-histochemical studies on coleoptile. Indian Botanical Reporter, 1 (1). pp. 15-19.

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Histochemical studies on developing coleoptiles of maize, jowar [sorghum], oat, wheat, barley and rice provided not only the cytological proof for their cotyledonary nature but also biochemical similarities in having abundant polysaccharides and protein particles. The vasculature of germinating embryos points to the coleoptile as being one lobe of a single lateral cotyledon. In addition, staining intensities of the cotyledonary homologues reached the same scale values. The foliage leaves arose from the growing meristem, while the cotyledon and the crest of the coleoptile arose directly from the proembryo. Therefore the coleoptile is a part of a single lateral cotyledon

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Botany, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 05:24
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 05:24

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