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Morphological and anatomical characteristics of Phragmites australis from Dnipro channel

Abstract

Olena M. Nedukha

Field and experimental studies of morphological and anatomical leaf parameters of Phragmites australis showed the structural adaptation of these plants to growth under different water supply regimes. The anatomical structure of the leaves of common reed, which grew in shallow water and dry land in the Venice channel of the Dnipro river in Kyiv, was studied with the light microscopy. The obtained results suggest that the anatomical structure and type of mesophyll cells are stable parameters for this species, while the size both of the leaf blade and its cells can be considered as adaptive and labile features varying depending on the conditions of water supply.

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