Study of Vegetative structure of Middle Eastern Raspberry

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Biotechnology, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Abstract

This research was conducted to investigate the vegetative structure of strawberry plant (Fragaria vesca, L.). In order to study vegetative parts of plant such as root, stem, leaf and petiole, manual cutting was performed and samples were placed in ethanol glycerin fixer. Samples were stained with Zaji Carmen and methylene blue. Shoot apical meristem of this plant was studied using microtome cutting. Shoot apical meristem was placed in FAA fixer and then it was stored in 70% Ethanol. After that, samples were embedded in paraffin mold and finally they were cut using a microtome. After deparaffinization, samples were stained with hematoxylin and eosin. The anatomical characteristics of the vegetative parts of strawberry plant are important results of this research. The vegetative structure of the root, stem, leaf, petiole and shoot apical meristem of this plant resembled other dicotyledon plants. The vegetative structure of this plant is similar to that of most flowering plants(angiosperms).

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