London, United Kingdom
Leaf Surface, Sem
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Leaf surface. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of trichomes (hair-shaped surface structures) on a leaf. Trichomes help to reduce water loss. This is the edge of a leaf from a marshmallow plant (Althea sp.), a plant known for the smooth, silky feel of its leaves.
May 2nd, 2013
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