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Structure and function in the grass ligule: the newly-initiated ligule of Lolium temulentum L.: a light and electron microscope study

Chaffey, N (1985) 'Structure and function in the grass ligule: the newly-initiated ligule of Lolium temulentum L.: a light and electron microscope study.' Annals of Botany, 55 (4). pp. 525-534. ISSN 0305-7364

Abstract

Initiation and early development of the membranous ligule of Lolium temulentum L. was studied by light and transmission electron microscopy. The ligule appeared to be derived solely from the leaf adaxial epidermis and at this stage had a structure and ultrastructure typical of a meristematic tissue. Cells of the future collar region of the leaf appear to be initiated at the same time as the ligule. The siting of the ligule upon the leaf is briefly discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 12:32
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:12
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6371
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