STUDI ANATOMI ENDOFITIK Rafflesia patma DI DALAM INANG Tetrastigma sp.

Sofi Mursidawati, Sunaryo Sunaryo Viewed 2320 times, Downloaded 566 times

Abstract


As an endoparasite, growth and development of Rafflesia occurred inside the host tissue. This  cryptic habit is one factor hindering our understanding on how the relationship of host-parasite began. The anatomical study on host-parasite tissue is the approached used in this study. Using infected root tissue of Rafflesia patma, anatomical figures depicting the early event of infection to perfect stage of a flower was derived. However, more study is still required to completely represent the whole life growth and development of Rafflesia during its early stage as endophyte.


Keywords


anatomy, endoparasite; endophyte; Rafflesia patma; Tetrastigma sp.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/bkr.v15i2.17

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