HISTO-ANATOMICAL ASPECTS CONCERNING STEVIA REBAUDIANA BERTONI

IRINA TOMA, GABRIELA ZBUGHIN, LĂCRĂMIOARA IVĂNESCU

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the anatomical structure at Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (Asteraceae). Stevia is a non-caloric natural-source alternative to artificially produced sugar substitutes. The development of the axial organs, the root, the stem structure at different levels and mesophyll differentiation was followed.
Key words: Stevia, anatomy, development, trichome.

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