International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Special Issue 3, Part D (2017)
Pollen morphodiversity in some genera of family solanaceae
Rajurkar AV, Tidke JA
Pollen morphology is a useful tool to study the interrelationship of plant taxa. Pollen morphology of seven genera viz., Capsicum annuum, Daturainoxia, Daturametel, Petunia hybrida, Solanum melongena, Solanum torvum and Solanum xanthocarpum belonging to family solanaceae have been examined by Light and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The morphological variation in size, shape, surface structure and surface pattern occurs in all studied acetolysed and unacetolysed pollen grain. The size of all studied pollen ranges between 17.6-40 µm and shape of the pollen grains varies from sub-oblate, oblate-spheroidal to prolate-spheroidal. The exinesurface pattern of all studied genera was found to be striate reticulate, striate perforate, scrabate, psilate, granulate etc. The present report gives an account of pollen morphological variations in seven genera of family Solanaceaegrowing in Amravati University campus.
How to cite this article:
Rajurkar AV, Tidke JA. Pollen morphodiversity in some genera of family solanaceae. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3S): 113-115.