Australian Journal of Botany Australian Journal of Botany Society
Southern hemisphere botanical ecosystems
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Vascularization of the scutellum of wheat

JG Swift and TP O'Brien

Australian Journal of Botany 18(1) 45 - 53
Published: 1970

Abstract

The pattern of vascularization of the wheat scutellum shortly after germination is reconstructed from serial sections of plastic-embedded specimens. Nearly half of the phloem in the scutellum is unaccompanied by xylem. Most of the phloem tissue consists of distinct strands, composed of a central sieve tube encircled by a single ring of phloem parenchyma cells. The possible functions of this unusual vascular system are discussed in detail.

https://doi.org/10.1071/BT9700045

© CSIRO 1970


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