ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Al- Na, M.

Comparative transverse sections study of leaves for some species of the genus Aegilops L. (Poaceae) in Iraq

M. Al- Na; amani; Rukaiya; Abid Al- Karim; K. Al- Bermani

journal of kerbala university, 2011, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 45-56

In this paper leaf transverse sections for nine species of Aegilops in Iraq from 57 accessions have been anatomically examined. Different characters (variable and constant) have taxonomical value and can be used for distinguishing between species such as shape of the keel, shape of abaxial and adaxial sclerenchyma, shape of marginal sclerenchyma and bulliform cells arrangment. Finally, the study show that anatomical characteristic of the leaf blade vary between studied taxa .