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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 161-165       |                 Available online, March 09, 2018

SEM study of some allied species of Cyperus L. from Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India

Khan Tanveer Akhtar



H. J. Thim College of Arts and Science, Mehrun Jalgaon (M.S.) India.



Received : 19.10.2017     |     Accepted : 28.02.2018      |        Published : 09.03.2018

The nut morphology of 08 allied species of Cyperus L. from Khandesh region of Maharashtra was examined under LM and SEM. The nuts exomorphic characters that is diagnostic at species level are, nut shape, size, dimensions, colour and nuts surface sculpture in different species. SEM studies at high magnification show different types of surface patterns like papillate, reticulate, with different anticlinal and periclinal walls. The nut exomorphic characters from LM and SEM investigation facilitate the construction of an artificial key for the allied species of Cyperus L.

Keywords: Cyperus L., LM, SEM, Allied species, Nut surface


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Khan Tanveer Akhtar (2018) SEM study of some allied species of Cyperus L. from Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(1): 161-165. 



Author is thankful to University Grant Commission (UGC), India for financial support. The Author wish to express their gratitude to Dr. M. A. Wadood Khan for confirmation of species. Thanks are also due to the Principal, H. J. Thim College, Jalgaon for providing laboratory and library facilities.  


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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