Stability of Citrinae Subtribe Development in the Conditions of the Mediterranean Area


Fluctuating asymmetry as the value of random deviations reflects either stability or instability of development. It is quite often used by researchers to assess the level of influence of anthropogenic and climatic factors. This study is focused on the territory with favorable climate and low anthropogenic load. The object of the study includes leaf blades of woody plants Citrus X sinensis (Valencia), Citrus limon (Molla Mehmet), Citrus reticulata (Okitsu wase C. unshiu) and Punica granatum (Emek) of the city of Kemer of the Republic of Turkey. The reliability of the presented results is justified by the use of correct methods of study and adequate statistical processing of big data. The integrated indicator of fluctuating asymmetry was the highest for leaf blades of Punica granatum (0.019), Citrus limon (0.017), these plants are introduced species. Citrus X sinensis and Citrus reticulata were characterized by low level of destabilization of plants in the conditions of the Mediterranean Area. It is shown that the most sensitive morphological features of fluctuating asymmetry for Citrinae Citrus X sinensis subtribe plants are j4 and j5, Cítrus límon – j2 and j5, Citrus reticulata – j3 and j4.

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