• Cytologic, morphologic and chemotaxonomic studies inDactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Beauv. complex

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      Dactyloctenium aegyptium ; cytology; morphology; chemotaxonomy; free amino acids; soluble sugars; ascorbic acid; total proteins; flavonoid patterns

    • Abstract


      The three forms D1, D2, D3 ofDactyloctenium aegyptium revealed different chromosome numbers,viz.n=20, 23, 27. Though these forms differed in the number of spikes and the length of the rachilla, they showed essentially a similar spikelet structure with small quantitative variations. Data were obtained from anatomical and especially from chemical studies to see if there existed sufficient discontinuity to warrant a distinct taxonomic recognition. The results are commented.

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      S K Sachdeva1 Rita Kals1

      1. Department of Botany, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India
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