Soft rush stem, light micrograph

Soft rush stem, light micrograph

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Caption: 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.

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