• Non-inheritance of isomerism in cocoyams

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      Isomerism; cocoyams; dextro; levo; contortion; prefoliation; taro; tannia

    • Abstract

       

      The present communication describes the non-inheritance of isomerism in prefoliation and contortion of spathes in cocoyams. Importance of isomerism from the point of taxonomy and agronomy has been discussed. It is expected that a study on the orientation of leaf promordia at shoot apex and their spiral descendance would help in unravelling the hidden laws in shoot morphogenesis of cocoyams.

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      T Venkateswarlu1

      1. Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum - 695 017, India
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