Leaf anatomy of genotypes of banana plant grown under coloured shade nets

  • RAL Silva
  • RH Madali
  • LA Salles Pio
  • FA Rodrigues
  • M Pasqual
  • EM de Castro

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate  the effect of spectral light quality on different anatomical features of banana tree plantlets grown under coloured shade nets. Banana plants of five genotypes (Maçã, Thap Maeo, Caipira, BRS Platina and Princesa), obtained from micropropagation, were grown under white, blue, red and black nets, with shade of 50%, in a completely randomized design. After 90 days of acclimatization under nets, the leaves were collected and analyzed anatomically following basic protocol of plant microtechnique. Cultivation under white net provided greater thickness of epidermis cells, hypodermis on the adaxial face and palisade parenchyma; and greater stomatal density on the adaxial face; both the red and white nets, however, increased stomatal density on the abaxial face. The use of white net, during the acclimatization phase, is recommended  for cultivation of banana plantlets obtained of micropropagation.

Keywords: Musa sp., acclimatization, spectral quality, anatomical plasticity

African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol 13(23) 2359-2366

Author Biographies

RAL Silva
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
RH Madali
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
LA Salles Pio
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
FA Rodrigues
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
M Pasqual
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
EM de Castro
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Department of Agriculture, PO Box 3037, Zip Code 37200-000, Lavras, Minas Garais, Brazil
Published
2015-07-31
Section
Articles

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