PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.47, no.5, pp.1989-1997, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
The aim of this study is to determine anatomical differences and classification of leaf and leaf cell characteristics (cuticle thickness, upper epidermis thickness, lower epidermis thickness, mesophyll thickness, parenchyma thickness and leaf thickness) between 10 bread wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum L.) and 10 barley cultivars (Hordeum vulgare L.). Classification of leaf characteristics in bread wheat and barley cultivars and relationship between leaf characteristics are made by principal component and correlation analyses. Highest thickness belongs to W-8 Mufitbey cultivar in mesophyll and lower epidermis and W-1 Sonmez 01 cultivar have the lowest thickness of upper epidermis in bread wheat. In Barley, B-1 Ince cultivar has highest leaf thickness mesophyll and parenchyma; lowest thickness of cuticle is included B-7 Cumhuriyet 50 cultivar. All other cultivars have homogenous contents of leaf characteristics.