Journal of Japanese Society of Turfgrass Science
Online ISSN : 1884-4022
Print ISSN : 0285-8800
ISSN-L : 0285-8800
Short Report
Characteristic of leaf surface microstructure of Tifton419 and Kentucky bluegrass
Fuyu ItoHiroyuki TakedaKatsumi YoshinoHideaki MorikawaYoshio TaniguchiShigeru Yamanaka
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2014 Volume 42 Issue 2 Pages 137-140

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Two types of turfgrasses, the warm-season and the cool-season, are widely used for covering the surface of athletic fields and golf courses. We investigated the microstructures of the leaf and root surfaces of Tifton419 as a warm-season grass and Kentucky bluegrass as a cool-season grass. The warm-season a grass had characteristic silica structures (silica body). They are speculated to be protectors against predators or to strengthen against mechanical stresses. While the leaves of the cool-season grass had characteristically scrobiculated micro structures in which air may be retained, we suggested that these pockets might insulate the plant from very low temperatures.

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