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, Volume 102, Issue 4, pp 503–509 | Cite as

Micromorphology of hairs and spines on ovary and fruit ofDaucus carota L. var.sativa (The cultivated carrot)

  • A. R. S. Menon
  • Yash Dave


The primary ridges of the fruit wall bear hairs in two rows and the secondary ridges have spines in a single row. Scanning electron microscopic studies reveal the finer details of the morphology of hairs and spines. The development of hairs and spines is traced out to give a critical morphohistogenic explanation.

Key words

Carrot Fruit Hairs Spines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. S. Menon
    • 1
  • Yash Dave
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Plantation Crops Research InstituteKeralaIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiosciencesSardar Patel UniversityGujaratIndia

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