Implication of pollen character coding and their diagnostic value in the determination of taxonomic resemblance among indigofera linn species

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dc.contributor.author Onyango, Philip
dc.contributor.author Opande, George
dc.contributor.author Nyunja, Regina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T08:56:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T08:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 2348313X (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 23483148 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://62.24.102.115:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1233
dc.description.abstract Whereas phenetics emphasizes the use of maximum characters as practicable, decisions on how observations are translated to characters is of importance in systematics in order to partition objects in to nonoverlapping groups.The acetolysed pollen of selected Indigofera Linn. species were viewed under Mg x100 in Leica light microscope. Pollen characteristics of the following Indigofera species deposited in Maseno University Herbarium have been studied: I.paracapitata, I.asparagoides, I.ambelacensis, I.vohemarensis, I.sabargentea, I.circinella, I.zenkeri, I.arrecta, and I.vicioides. The highest taxonomic diversity (0.5) was observed when aperture character and amb were separately used in two character states. Shape class in 2 character state coding gives the least phenotypic diversity (0.149). I.asparagoides is of the highest mean dissimilarity (0.563) to other species in all the characters coded into two character states. I. circinella had 44.7% dissimilarity to the rest of the species when characters in three states were used, and was the most dissimilar to the rest of the species when all the pollen characters were used in both their 2 and 3 states. There was a 36.6% and 35.6% taxonomic diversity with pollen characters in their two and three character states respectively en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Life Sciences Research en_US
dc.subject Indigofera en_US
dc.subject Palynology en_US
dc.subject Character states en_US
dc.subject taxonomic resemblance en_US
dc.subject taxonomic diversity. en_US
dc.title Implication of pollen character coding and their diagnostic value in the determination of taxonomic resemblance among indigofera linn species en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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