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Palynological and seed micromorphological studies on Plantago L. species in NE Iran

By: Tala’t Hoghoughi, Azarnoosh Jafari, Homa Mahmoodzadeh

Key Words: Palynology, Micromorphology, Iran, Plantago, pollen.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 8(1), 133-138, January 2016.


This study has examined palynological and seed micromorphological characteristics of eight Plantago species growing in NE Iran. There are a few reports about Plantago pollen and seed. So above studies was done on Plantago species for assessing the variation of seed and pollen features. For this, the pollen and seed were noticed by SEM. Some differences such as Polar axis lenght/Equatorial length axis, shape and ornamentation were perceived. According to the results, seed ornamentation showed significant variation among the specimens and lead to prepare identification key for studied species.


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