Morphological characterization of seeds of three Australian wild Citrus species (Rutaceae): Citrus australasica F. Muell., C. inodora F.M. Bailey and C. garrawayi F.M. Bailey.

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Title Morphological characterization of seeds of three Australian wild Citrus species (Rutaceae): Citrus australasica F. Muell., C. inodora F.M. Bailey and C. garrawayi F.M. Bailey.
Author Hamilton, Kim Nicole; Ashmore, Sarah; Drew, Roderick Alastair
Journal Name Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Abstract The comparative morphology of the seeds of three Australian Citrus species, C. australasica C. inodora and C. garrawayi, was studied. Their seed characteristics were broadly similar to those of the cultivated species of the genus, when observed under light and scanning electron microscopy. Citrus garrawayi differed in seed shape (rounded to triangular) and seed coat morphology (i.e., thicker with longer epidermal protrusions) from C. australasica and C. inodora (rounded surface with flat underside in shape). The well-developed minute epidermal protrusions on the seed coat of C. garrawayi were more similar to those in the cultivated species, C. × sinensis and C. × aurantium. In contrast, the surface topography of C. australasica and C. inodora seeds was more like that of the cultivated species, C. × aurantifolia and C. × limon. Seed morphology, especially surface topography, was found to be a useful tool for taxonomic identification in Australian wild citrus.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.springer.com/life+sci/plant+sciences/journal/10722
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-007-9274-x
Volume 55
Issue Number 5
Page from 683
Page to 693
ISSN 0925-9864
Date Accessioned 2008-03-11
Date Available 2009-12-08T07:53:34Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Environmental Futures Research Institute
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Botany
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/20259
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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