London, United Kingdom
Soft Rush Stem, Light Micrograph
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Soft rush stem. Fluorescent light micrograph of a cross section through pith from a soft rush (Juncus effusus) stem. The star-shaped aerenchyma tissue (upper frame) allows gaseous exchange within the plant as well as providing buoyancy. Magnification x75 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
May 6th, 2013
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