Xylem element in a pea root

Xylem element in a pea root

B705/0060 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: False-colour transmission electron micrograph of developing xylem elements in the root of the garden pea, Pisum sativum. Xylem elements transport water and mineral salts from the roots to the rest of the plant. A mature xylem element has thickened & lignified walls with no cell contents. Here, the xylem element is young & the cytoplasm is still actively involved in making wall thickening. The cell wall (central blue line) shows thickening on either side (orange). 3 dictyosomes, or units of the Golgi apparatus (dark blue), & associated vesicles (red), thought to be involved in xylem formation, are seen near the wall. Magnification: x7440 at 6x4.5cm size.

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

Keywords: botany, dictyosome, dictyosomes, electron micrograph, golgi apparatus, nature, pea, pisum sativum, plant, plants, root, roots, tem, transmission, vascular system, xylem, xylem vascular system

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