Transverse Section of the Root of Capsicum Species and their Taxonomic Importance
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 222-225
Received: Oct. 2, 2014;
Accepted: Oct. 18, 2014;
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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Aziagba Bibian Okwuchukwu, Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anmbra State, Nigeria
Okeke Clement Uwabunkeonye, Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anmbra State, Nigeria
Ezeabara Chinelo Anthonia, Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anmbra State, Nigeria
Uka Chiedozie Joel, Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anmbra State, Nigeria
Egboka Toochukwu Praise, Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anmbra State, Nigeria
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The genus, Capsicum belongs to the family Solanaceae. The transverse sections of the root of five varieties of Capsicum species were investigated. Some common similarities in the pores, ray sizes showing multiserriate and apotrachael parenchyma in some varieties shows close affinity .Variations in the number of vessels and scanty vasicentric paratracheal are suspected to be an influence both by the environment and ecological adaptation as well as genotype. Possession of banded and ,aliform./transverse paratracheal parenchyma by var. Bird eye pepper’ and var. ‘Nsukka yellow pepper’ indicates the two varieties to be more primitive when compared with others .Thus, this research could be important to plant Taxonomist in solving the confusion in the taxonomy of cultivated Capsicum.
Capsicum Annum, Capsicum Frutecens, Root, Solanaceae
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Aziagba Bibian Okwuchukwu,
Okeke Clement Uwabunkeonye,
Ezeabara Chinelo Anthonia,
Uka Chiedozie Joel,
Egboka Toochukwu Praise,
Transverse Section of the Root of Capsicum Species and their Taxonomic Importance, Journal of Plant Sciences.
Vol. 2, No. 5,
2014, pp. 222-225.
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