Leaf protoplasts containing chloroplasts

Leaf protoplasts containing chloroplasts

B060/0007 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Light micrograph of a group of protoplasts from a leaf. A protoplast is a single intact cell, which has been chemically treated to remove the tough outer cellulose wall, leaving only the delicate plasma membrane binding the cell contents into a whole. The cell wall can later be regrown. The cells contain chloroplasts (green), the sites of photosynthesis. Protoplasts, lacking the tough wall, are easier to manipulate. They are used in plant genetic engineering, including work on hybridization & disease resistance. The techniques developed by protoplast technology are pertinant also to biotechnology & medicine.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: botanical science, botany, cell, cells, chloroplast, dna microinjection, genetic engineering (plant), light micrograph, lm, nuclear fusion (cell), plant structure, plasma membrane, protoplast

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.