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Morpho-anatomical changes of plant vegetative organs of olive

Title:
Morpho-anatomical changes of plant vegetative organs of olive (Oleea europaea) tree culture treated with pesticides (2009).
Authors:
Anastasia Miliou, Adriana Petrus-Vancea, Adrian Vasile Timar, Ioana Maria Borza, Anca Brata

Abstract:
The objectives of this study were to assess and identify structural changes caused by pesticide treatment in Olea europaea olive tree cultures and Avena fatua plants from olive groves. For this purpose morpho-anatomical characteristics were assessed on shoots, roots and leaves to correlate the effect of pesticide treatment with anatomical and morphological aspects of leaves. This study concluded that the leaves treated with pesticides have less stomata and more numerous tector hairs as an adaptation to toxic treatment, compared with organic leaves from untreated cultures.