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Biosystematics a modern tool for identification of South Indian species of Ipomoea linn.

Praveen Dhar T.


Systematics must be perceived as a science that can hold its own image in the current information era, rather than as an old fashioned stamp collecting exercise and this perception must be presented to both the general and public.To build up a natural system of classification of plants, it is necessary to compare one form with another, such parts like stem, leaf, root, flower, fruits and seeds. These superficial examinations are helpful to a certain extent in identifying and classifying the plants. The phenotype of each and every taxon is unique and this uniqueness itself is a clear identifying feature for a taxon. To a certain extent cytological, palynological, anatomical features seen to go in hand with the external morphological features.


Biosystematics, Morphology, Epidermal, Palynology, Cytology, Biochemical

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