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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 1, January 2015 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Wood Anatomical Structure Of The Clones Of Eucalyptus Tereticornis Sm. (Mysore Gum)

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AUTHOR(S)

P. Sreevani, R.V.Rao

 

KEYWORDS

Key words: Clones, wood, anatomical structure, growth rings and variation

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: Wood, being a natural material is very variable. This variability is attributed mostly to variations in the anatomical structure of the wood. The wood structure of five clones at macroscopic level and microscopic level is provided for the first time. In addition study on the general features of all the clones are also described. Thus the information provided is a starting point to understand the wood structure of the clonal material as well as identification of some of the clones on the overall structure. The growth rings were delimited by flattened fibres and parenchyma in clone 4 and clone 7. It can be seen that within tree variation of all the characteristics studied are height related and in certain cases encompass the variation within the clones and also among the clones. Development of growth rings in the present study is clone specific. The database thus generated will be useful for any species development from the point of view of wood quality.

 

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