Cereal Grain Phytoliths of Southwest Asia and Europe
Phytoliths from cereal grains are classified into 23 types based on cellular origin and morphological details. Description of the types are illustrated by scanning electron micrographs and line drawings; both spodograms and cell-free preparations were utilized. Distribution of the 20 types recognizable by optical microscopy is given for 43 cereal species. Combinations of these types may be characteristic of specific taxa.
KeywordsLine Drawing Avena Sativa Wild Wheat Phytolith Analysis Trichome Base
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