The study on oil bodies of some liverworts in Kinabalu Park

Tan, Suan Wen (2005) The study on oil bodies of some liverworts in Kinabalu Park. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Oil bodies of liverworts are true membrane-bound organelles. Only the liverworts contain oil bodies among bryophytes. The purpose of this study is to classify the oil body types of some liverworts in Kinabalu Park. A total of 22 species in 13 families and 16 genera of liverworts were collected from Silau-silau Trail and Liwagu Trail at elevation of 1450m - 1750m in Kinabalu Park. Field works were carried out on 9 July 2004 and 10 July of 2004. Twenty-one species have been identified to species level and one to 8enera level. The oil bodies photographs were taken by a Camedia Olympus digital camera which was attached to a compound Olympus microscope. There were five oil body types distinguished, namely: Massula-type; Bazzania-type; Jungemannia-type; Calypogeia-type; and, Radulatype. A key to species of liverworts was constructed based on oil body and other characters. A dendrogram has been constructed by 'Nearest Neighbour Method' from the Multivariate Statistical Package (MVSP) program. In conclusion, the oil body characteristics play an important role in the taxonomy of liverworts

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: liverworts, oil body, bryophyte, membrane-bound organelle, Nearest Neighbour Method, Multivariate Statistical Package program, liverworts taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General)
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 14:48

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