Anatomical and physical properties of cultivated two- and four-year-old bambusa vulgaris

Razak Wahab and Mohd Tamizi Mustapa and Othman Sulaiman and Aminuddin Mohamad and Affendy Hassan and Izyan Khalid (2010) Anatomical and physical properties of cultivated two- and four-year-old bambusa vulgaris. Sains Malaysiana, 39 (4). pp. 571-579. ISSN 0126-6039


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Cultivated Bambusa vulgaris of two and four-year old were harvested and studied for their anatomy and physical properties. The anatomy properties between the two age-group of bamboo were observed to have some degrees of variation. This showed that the bamboo anatomy structure has strong correlation with age. The frequency of vascular bundles was 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 two and four-year old culms at the middle of the culms wall thickness. The cell's wall thickness of both parenchyma and fibre were greater in the 4 year-old than in the 2 year-old culms. In the physical aspect, basic density was found to be 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 maturing process going on between the two age-group relative to the tissue type that they possess.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Anatomy and physical properties, Bambusa vulgaris, Cultivated bambo, Two age-group culms
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department: SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 11:44
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:46

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