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Fruit morphology of Durio zibethinus L. in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Kamaruddin, Shamin Shazwan and Razali, N.I.A and Shahari, Rozilawati and Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Go, Rusea (2021) Fruit morphology of Durio zibethinus L. in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. ISSN 0367-8245 E-ISSN 0976-058X (In Press)

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Background: Jelebu is one of Negeri Sembilan districts of Malaysia, famous for its wide variety of D. zibethinus. It is also recognized as the top hotspot area for consumers looking for genuine Durian Kampung. This study aimed at discovering and recording significant morphological data in identification and classification of D. zibethinus fruit in Jelebu. Methods: Fifty-three accessions of durian were observed from January 2020 to September 2020 in accordance with Malaysia’s Department of Agriculture guidelines. Result: Forty-one parameters were compiled and divided into two primary morphological data sets: external and internal structures. Size, shape, color and aril characteristics of fruits were several engrossing parameters for identifying and classifying D. zibethinus varieties. Fruit weight varies between 665 g and 2.7 kg, depending on size. The results also revealed six different variants in the fruit shape and color. Aril characteristics included a variety of aril color and thickness ranging from 0.23 cm to 1.17 cm. Therefore, this research revealed that external and internal morphological data from durian fruits were valuable for recognizing and categorizing D. zibethinus Jelebu variants.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durian, Durio zibethinus, Fruit, Morphology.
Subjects: 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
Depositing User: Rozilawati Shahari
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 10:12
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 10:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96011

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