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Systematics Section / ASPT

Sonibare, Mubo Adeola [1], Jayeola, Adeniyi [2], Egunyomi, Adeyemi [2].

Chemotaxonomic significance of leaf alkanes in species of Ficus (Moraceae).

The alkane pattern of leaf waxes from 24 tropical Ficus species in Nigeria was determined by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Of the 12 alkanes identified, hentriacontane and tritriacontane were the major components in all the species studied. The chemosystematic significance of leak alkanes is discussed in Ficus for the first time. There is an indication that that alkane occurrence in Ficus could provide useful information to the understanding of species variability.


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1 - Olabisi Onabanjo University, Biological Science, P.m.b. 2002, Ago-Iwoye, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, 20008, Nigeria
2 - University of Ibadan, Botany and Microbiology, Ibadan, Oyo, 200005, Nigeria

Keywords:
Leaf anatomy
Ficus
taxonomy
.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 44-15
Location: Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
Time: 12:00 PM
Abstract ID:63


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