M. I. De Ramon1, J. L. Garrido2 and M. J. Reigosa1*
1 Departamento de Bioloxía Vexetal e Ciencia do Solo. Facultade de Bioloxía de Vigo. Universidade de Vigo. Edificio de Ciencias Experimentais, 36310 Vigo, Spain.
2 Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (C.S.I.C.) Bouzas, Vigo, Spain.
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A comparative study of Dactylis glomerata coastal populations from Nazaré and Figueira da Foz (Portugal) and Cabo Vilán (Galicia, NW Spain) was carried out, looking for morphologic and metabolic differences useful for distinguishing between varieties or ecotypes. The only biometric character that shows clear significant differences between populations is the ligule length of the flag leaf. The epidermis characteristics show some heterogeneity between populations. Between population variations in the amount of total lipids and of some free fatty acids were detected.
Keywords: Dactylis glomerata L., fatty acids, biometrics, epidermic papilla.
RECEIVED: April 27, 2016
ACCEPTED: June 10, 2016