SEEDCOAT SEM STUDIES OF SELECTED TAXA OF THE TRIBE PHASEOLEAE (FABACEAE)

Article Id: ARCC3756 | Page : 235 - 243
Citation :- SEEDCOAT SEM STUDIES OF SELECTED TAXA OF THE TRIBE PHASEOLEAE (FABACEAE).Legume Research-An International Journal.2005.(28):235 - 243
Baisakhi Bandyopadhyay, Subhas Chandra Santra and Mashahiro Kato·
Address : [kparlment of Environmental Science, University of Kalyani, Nadia; West Bengal - 741 235, India

Abstract

Morphological variability of seed coat surfaces of fifteen taxa of economically important legumes of the tribe Phaseoleae (cultivars of Glycine max, Erythrina variegata, Lab lab purpureus, Vigna unguiculata, Cajanus cajan) was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A distinctive pattern of surface features was shown by each taxon. Seeds were obovate to ovate in shape except in Erythrina variegata where they were oblanceolate, and the color varied from black and brown to derivatives of brown. Variations in spermoderm characters were observed at the varietal level also.

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