Casuarina glauca

Casuarina glauca (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Fagales
Familia: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Casuarina
Species: Casuarina glauca

Name

Casuarina glauca Sieber ex Spreng.

References

* Syst. veg. 3:803. 1826
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Casuarina glauca, commonly known as the swamp she-oak, is a species of Casuarina native to the east coast of Australia. It is found from central Queensland south to southern New South Wales. It has become naturalised in the Everglades in Florida where it is considered a weed.[1]

The larvae of the she-oak moth, Pernattia pusilla, feed on C. glauca.

C. glauca is an actinorhizal plant producing root nitrogen-fixing nodules infested by Frankia. There is a regular pattern of cell layers containing flavans.[2] Although not a legume, C. glauca, produces a hemoglobin (not a leghemoglobin) in its symbiotic root nodules.[3]

References

1. ^ "Biological control of Australian native Casuarina species in the USA". Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. 16 May 2007. http://www.csiro.au/science/ps334.html. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
2. ^ Flavan-Containing Cells Delimit Frankia Infected Compartments in Casuarina glauca Nodules. L. Laplaze, H. Gherbi, T. Frutz, K. Pawlowski, C. Franche, J-J. Macheix, F. Auguy, D. Bogusz and E. Duhoux, Nitrogen Fixation: From Molecules to Crop Productivity, Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture, 2002, Volume 38, Section IX, 455-456, doi:10.1007/0-306-47615-0_254
3. ^ Symbiotic and nonsymbiotic hemoglobin genes of Casuarina glauca. K Jacobsen-Lyon, E O Jensen, J E Jørgensen, K A Marcker, W J Peacock and E S Dennis, Plant Cell. 1995 February; 7(2): 213–223, PMC PMC160777


External links

* Australian Biological Resources Study

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