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Trichome morphology of Durio zibethinus L

Shamin Shazwan, Kamaruddin and Shahari, Rozilawati and Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Ghazali, Muhammad Zulkifli and Go, Rusea (2020) Trichome morphology of Durio zibethinus L. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, 16 (1). pp. 196-204. ISSN 1823-7010 E-ISSN 2600-7444

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Abstract

Knowledge regarding taxonomy such as plant species trichome morphology has developed significantly in recent years, which deals with the classification of an organism according to its similarity and variance. It offers vitally important knowledge for most plant classification systems, such as Durian varieties. The Durian is one of Malaysia's famous and sought after fruits. Therefore, this taxonomic study will serve as a complementary tool to the D. zibethinus variation assessment. Hence, this research was aimed at scrutinizing the trichome morphology variation of D. zibethinus. Samples of D. zibethinus leaves were collected from Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan and Jabatan Pertanian Bukit Goh, Kuantan, Pahang and kept as herbarium vouchers. Observation on trichome morphology was carried out by using a light microscope. The analysis revealed variations of trichome morphology in terms of its presence, morphological characteristics and trichome types. On the upper and lower surfaces of the D. zibethinus leaves, non-glandular trichome (lepidote trichome, stellate trichome, and simple trichome) is densely covered. Glandular trichome does not present in all accessions. To sum up, trichome morphology may be used in D. zibethinus identification process.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7293/80094
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durio zibethinus, leaf morphology, trichome.
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Rozilawati Shahari
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 11:25
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80094

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