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Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Seyed Mehdi Talebi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9663-7350
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36544483000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-34173317


Palynological study of some Iranian Amaranthus taxa
Amaranthus, pollen characteristics, taxonomy
Journal Journal of Environmental Biology
Researchers Seyed Mehdi Talebi ، Mitra Noori ، Zeinab Nasiri


There has been much discussion about infrageneric taxonomy of the genus Amaranthus. In the present study, in order to solve taxonomical problems and to aid identification of Iranian Amaranthus taxa, the palynological characteristics of seven taxa from two subgenera (Amaranthus and Albersia) were examined. Pollen grains were investigated with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy using the prolonged acetolysis procedure. Twelve quantitative and qualitative characteristics were studied. Results showed that all of the studied taxa had poly pantoporate pollen and surface sculpturing was seen as scabrate, while its aggregation differed between samples. Statistical analysis showed that some quantitative morphological features were more valuable in identification of the studied taxa. The studied taxa were separated from each other using multivariate analysis. Our data together with the results of previous investigations confirmed that the present infraspecific classification of A. blitum requires change. It is advisable to return to the previous taxonomical status of the genus.