Development and differentiation of the extrafloral nectaries from flower buds in Vigna luteola (Leguminosae, Phaseolinae)

Document title: Development and differentiation of the extrafloral nectaries from flower buds in Vigna luteola (Leguminosae, Phaseolinae)
Journal: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
System number: 000436035
ISSN: 0001-3765
Authors: 1
Institutions: 1Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Micología y Botánica, Buenos Aires. Argentina
2Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Agronomía, Buenos Aires. Argentina
Volumen: 92
Country: Brasil
Language: Inglés
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract To study the ontogeny of the extrafloral nectaries present in the inflorescences of Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth (Leguminosae, Phaseolinae), the location, morphology, anatomy of the earliest stages, histology of the definitive structures and ultrastructure of the secretory stage were analyzed. The extrafloral nectaries at different developmental stages were examined with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The secretory stage was also examined with transmission electron microscopy. The racemose inflorescence of V. luteola has six nodes. At each node, a short globose secondary axis bears two flowers and one to three extrafloral nectaries. Each extrafloral nectary originates from the abscission of a flower bud and is formed by two differentiated zones: a ring of epidermal cells surrounding a group of longitudinally enlarged papillose central cells, both with underlying secretory parenchyma. The primary secretory tissue consists of the central cells, while the ring contributes to secretion to a lesser degree. Secretion is granulocrine, by means of exocytotic vesicles and plasmalemma invaginations. Four developmental stages succeed; the third one being the secretory. The extrafloral nectaries activity period starts when the flowers of the same secondary axis open and ceases before fruit development
Disciplines: Biología
Keyword: Angiospermas,
Reproducción y desarrollo,
Nectarios extraflorales,
Vigna luteola,
Keyword: Angiosperms,
Reproduction and development,
Extrafloral nectaries,
Vigna luteola,
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