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Mangrove taxa, apart from their morphological characters, have some unique leaf anatomical features which are very much related to their adaptation as the plants grow in unstable, variable and saline environments with regular tidal influence. Special stomatal structures with extended cuticles render the transpiration rate in many taxa. The presence of(More)
Elevated substrate salinity and anthropogenic impulse are the major threat to the mangrove ecosystem. In the Indian subcontinent, Sundarbans have the richest mangrove species diversity. Due to geomorphic characteristics and unplanned management, the elevated salinity prevails in the western part and that has direct impact on vegetation. Seven mangrove taxa(More)
Increased salinity distresses some key species severely in Indian Sundarbans. Geomorphic characteristics coupled with demographic obligations have proven to be pivotal factor towards the prevalence of elevated salinity in this zone. Better adaptation to rapid changes in microclimate demands wide range of genetic polymorphism as well. RAPD and ISSR molecular(More)
Efficient plant regeneration via shoot tip provided a basis for the optimization of the genetic transformation protocol. Therefore, experiments were conducted to establish an efficient in vitro regeneration protocol in summer squash for genetic co-transformation. 6-benzylaminopurine at 0.05 mg l−l was found to be optimum concentration of direct regeneration(More)
Five species of mangroves (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Excoecaria agallocha, Heritiera fomes, Phoenix paludosa and Xylocarpus granatum) were investigated with respect to their photosynthesis rate, chlorophyll content, mesophyll conductance, specific leaf area, stomatal conductance and photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency under saline (15–27 PPT) and non-saline(More)
Stomatal size and frequency, cuticle thickness and the amount of mesophyll tissues were measured in leaves of 14mangrove species belonging to seven families of the Sundarbans vegetation. The rate of assimilation and water efflux were estimated in vitro. In this tropical estuary high salinity prevails in soil and water, hence the dominating mangrove(More)
Five typical mangroves were taken (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Excoecaria agallocha, Heritiera fomes, Phoenix paludosa and Xylocarpus granatum) both from Sundarbans (in situ) and grown in a mesophytic environment (ex situ, in the Institute’s premises) for 12–15 years. A comparative account of PAR utilization for maximum photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and(More)
Mangroves are physiologically interesting as potential models for stress tolerance and as sources of alternative ideas about physiological strategies relevant at the ecosystem level. Variation in habitat has great impact on the physiological behavior and biochemical expression level of a particular plant species. Five species of mangroves, growing in saline(More)
UNLABELLED • PREMISE OF THE STUDY Chloroplast development and structure are highly conserved in vascular plants, but the bizonoplast of Selaginella is a notable exception. In the shade plant S. erythropus, each dorsal epidermal cell contains one bizonoplast, while other cells have normal chloroplasts. Our quest was to (1) determine the origin of(More)