Ihsan Oguz Sanal, Aydin Uzun, Hasan Pinar
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Breeding studies for specific purposes cause a narrowing of the genetic pool in fruit species. For this reason, we need wild species in terms of gene source. Wild species that have adapted to different environmental conditions such as precipitation, temperature, drought, disease, pest and salinity have great importance at this point. Turkey is the center of origin for many fruits including almond species. In this study, leaf length, leaf width, leaf pedicel length and leaf color characters were examined in 39 naturally grown wild almond genotypes collected from different regions of Kayseri province in Central Anatolia. Measurements regarding to leaf characteristics were made with digital caliper. The mean values of leaf length in the study ranged from 0.65 (Genotype-48) cm to 2.48 (Genotype-18) cm. Average leaf width values varied between 0.21 (Genotype-53) cm and 1.14 (Genotype-2) cm. Leaf pedicel length values ranged from 0.13 (Genotype-26) cm to 0.81 (Genotype-3) cm. In the study, leaf color of 39 almond genotypes was found as follows; 19 genotypes were light green, 18 genotypes were gray, and 2 genotypes were dark green. In terms of leaf characteristics examined in the study, a significant variation was found between almond genotypes. The reason for this variety may be due to the reproduction of wild almonds in nature with seeds. This rich variation is valuable for expanding of the genetic pool in the almond species. On the other hand, these almond populations can be used for biotic and abiotic stress factors tolerant cultivar and rootstock breeding studies.
Cite this paper: Sanal, I.O, Uzun, A., Pinar, H. (2020). LEAF CHARACTERISTICS OF WILD ALMOND GENOTYPES COLLECTED FROM KAYSERI PROVINCE OF CENTRAL ANATOLIA. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 9(18), 128-132. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2020.v9i18.017