Alkane Distribution And Chemotaxonomy Of Tree Ferns (Cyatheaceae)

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Thomas Burton Vaughan (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Robert Soeder

Abstract: A gas chromatographic study was made of the total n-alkane content of several species of Central American tree ferns (Cyatheaceae). Some species of commonly occuring North American ferns were also studied for comparison. The species studied exhibited the expected n-alkane distribution pattern. Attempted taxonomic correlations had very limited success. The possible existence of a comprehensive taxonomic classification utilizing n-alkanes should be studied more fully when larger samples are available.

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Vaughan, T. (1972). Alkane Distribution And Chemotaxonomy Of Tree Ferns (Cyatheaceae). Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 1972
Central American tree ferns (Cyatheaceae), biology, n-alkane content, North American ferns, taxonomic classification

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