Comparative Pollen Morphology Studies of Two Endemic Noccaea Moench (Brassicaceae) Taxa from Turkey

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Özgişi K., Koyuncu O., Sezer O., Öztürk D., Ocak A., Yaylacı Ö. K., ...More

Communications/ Faculty of Sciences University of Ankara Series C: Biology and Geological Engineering and Geophysical Engineering, vol.27, no.2, pp.79-87, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Abstract. This study is supporting the biological characteristics of the plants to put forward more efficient systematic and evolutionary relationships by pollen morphology study. It is aimed to determine the comparative palynological features of the two endemic taxa from Brassicaceae family which are naturally growing in Turkey. Detailed morphological investigation of the pollen of the Turkish Noccaea elegans (Boiss.) Al-Shehbaz and N. cilicica (Schott & Kotschy ex Boiss.) Al-Shehbaz were carried out under Light Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The results are described here for the first time. It was revealed that the pollen grains of two endemic taxa were the tricolpate type and spheroid/suboblate shaped. Exine was seen to be semitectate- reticulate ornamentation. Comparisons which will be made with the collected species and other taxa within the family will make contribution to taxonomy for family.