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Vol. 9, Issue 10 (2020)

Variation in fibre dimensions of some angiosperm woods of South-East Rajasthan

Surender Meghwal and Kanica Chauhan
In hardwood, the cells that make up the anatomical organization are the vessels, fibres, parenchymatous cells and wood rays. Fibers are the principal elements which are responsible for the strength of wood. The fibers are thick walled and narrow lumen cells which occupy major volume of wood and provide mechanical strength to wood. The fibre length can be controlled genetically and is not under influence of environmental fluctuations. Fiber morphology is an important indicator for wood end-use as it strongly affects on the general quality of most of the products produced from wood. Wood fiber differs in its characteristics from species to another. This variation need to be fully explored in order to suggest best uses for the species. The present study aimed to investigate the variation on wood fiber characteristics among some hardwood species growing in Jhalawar District of Rajasthan. The wood samples, were collected from three different sites viz. Jhalawar, Dag and Manoharthana site of Jhalawar District. Several fiber characteristics were investigated include fiber length and fiber diameter. The results showed significant variation among species in all the investigated fiber characteristics and no effect was seen in location due to locality factors. Thus; great variation is expected in their end uses.
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How to cite this article:
Surender Meghwal, Kanica Chauhan. Variation in fibre dimensions of some angiosperm woods of South-East Rajasthan. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(10):557-559.

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