Comparative macro- and micro-morphological studies on varieties ofParthenium argentatum Gray (guayule)

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Abstract

We investigated the leaf shape, venalion pattern, trichomes, stomata, and branching of the inflorescence axes in 15 varieties of guayule(Parthenium argentaturo Gray) growing in India. Working from our study objective, we were unable to identify any specific correlation between these macro- and micro-morphological characteristics and rubber content.

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Correspondence to Marimuthu Jayabalan or Kaniappanadar Rajarathinam or Muthukrishnan Jayakumar or Bong-Seop Kil.

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Jayabalan, M., Rajarathinam, K., Jayakumar, M. et al. Comparative macro- and micro-morphological studies on varieties ofParthenium argentatum Gray (guayule). J. Plant Biol. 44, 220 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03030355

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Keywords

  • Anomocytic stomata
  • guayule
  • Parthenium argentatum
  • rubber content
  • trichomes
  • venation pattern