Physical characteristics and anatomical properties of cultivated bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad.) culms

Razak Wahab, and A. Mohamed, and M. T. Mustafa, and Affendy Hassan, (2009) Physical characteristics and anatomical properties of cultivated bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad.) culms. Journal of Biological Sciences, 9 (7). pp. 753-759. ISSN 1727-3048

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jbs.2009.753.759

Abstract

Two age-groups (2 and 4 years old culms) of cultivated Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. were harvested and investigated for their physical characteristics and anatomical properties. The physical characteristics did not show significant differences between both the 2 and 4 year-old bamboo. However, variation in anatomical properties was observed between the two age-group bamboos. The anatomical structure in bamboo has a very strong correlation with the age, location where the samples were taken, moisture content and the basic density. The basic density is higher in the 4 year-old culms than in the 2 year-old by 5 to 8% and increases from lower to upper internodes showing that there is a maturation process going on between the two age-groups relative to the two of tissue types. The frequency of vascular bundles is greater at the bottom and top portion than in the middle portion of both age-groups. There was no difference in vessel diameter between the 2 and 4 year-old culms at the middle of the culms wall thickness. The cell wall thickness of both parenchyma and fibre were greater in the 4 year-old than in the 2 year-old culms. © 2009 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:2 Age-group culms, Bambusa vulgaris cultivated bamboo, Physical characteristics and anatomy properties
Subjects:S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
ID Code:2303
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 17:39
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 12:04

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