Title

Identifying Phytoliths Produced by the Inflorescence Bracts of Three Species of Wheat (Triticum monococcumL.,T. dicocconSchrank., andT. aestivumL.) Using Computer-Assisted Image and Statistical Analyses

Keywords

phytolithes, image, analysis, triticum, wheat

Abstract

Phytoliths produced by the inflorescence bracts from three species of wheat,Triticum monococcumL.,T. dicocconSchrank., andT. aestivumL., were analysed using computer-assisted image and statistical analyses with the intent to develop taxonomic tools to distinguish among the taxa. A classification key and discriminant functions based on significant differences among the morphometry means of the silica cell and dendriform phytoliths produced by each species were created and tested. The classification key and the discriminant functions proved to be reliable tools for distinguishing among phytoliths produced in the inflorescence bracts of the three wheats considered.

Original Publication Citation

Ball, T.B., J.D. Brotherson, and J.S. Gardner. 1996. Identifying phytoliths produced by the inflorescence bracts of three species of wheat (Triticum monoccocum L., T. dicoccon Schrank., and T. aestivum L.) using computer-assisted image and statistical analyses. Journal of Archaeological Science 23:619-632.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1996-7

Publisher

Journal of Archaeological Science

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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