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Anatomy and Morphology

Bashir, Anbreen [1], Nisar, Mansha [2], Ali , Ayra [3].

Thigmomorphogenesis and the effect of pine needles on wild grasses.

Kashmir valley is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range. The Himalayan mountain range is the best-suited habitat for conifers like pines especially Pinus roxburghii. The pine forests are mostly devoid of a whole lot of understory vegetation especially in the immediate vicinity of pine trees. This is due to the change in soil pH as a result, of shedding of acidic pine needles containing shikimic acid. These changes in soil pH make it unfit for the growth of multiple florae except for plants that love acidic soils. Besides being a house of pines these coniferous forests of Himalayas are also, a great source of attraction and tourism especially for mountaineers and trekkers. Our research involved laboratory studies on the effect of pine needles on wild grasses that have undergone induced thigmomorphogenesis (similar, to the effect of trekking and mountaineering on wild species) versus the effect of pine needles on undisturbed/minimally disturbed grasses. The plants that have undergone morphogenesis are more robust and resilient to the soil pH changes


1 - Harris-Stowe State University, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 3026 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63103-2136, United States
2 - Womens College AS campus, Environmental Sciences, Gogji Bagh, Sringar, J&K, India
3 - Parkway West, High School, 14653 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO, 63011

Keywords:
morphogenesis
acidic
pine needles.

Presentation Type: Poster
Number: PAM002
Abstract ID:165
Candidate for Awards:None


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