MICROSCOPIC CHARACTERISATION OF ROOT, STEM AND LEAVES OF AN UNRESOLVED SPECIES: RUBUS INDICUS (ROSACEAE)Abstract
The genus, Rubus is considered as highly potent plant crop and possesses economical, medicinal and ecological importance. Rubus plant species have been utilized inbreeding programme and has identified various pharmaceutical compounds. However, the taxonomy of the genus Rubus has been in a state of flux, because of the absence of comprehensive work and associated taxonomic disputes. Among the genus, most of them are referred to as ‘unresolved name” in the scientific database. The present study discussed the microscopic characterization of one unresolved species, ‘Rubus indicus’ and the examination were carried out by using their vegetative parts (root, stem and leaf). The systematic study of this high potent wild crop (R. indicus) has not been reported so far; hence, the resolved characters may be useful for proper species identification and for meaningful bioprocessing.
B. Narayanan *, H. C. Mana and U. B. Thara
Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
04 December 2018
12 March 2019
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01 August 2019