Sycamore stem, light micrograph

Sycamore stem, light micrograph

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Caption: Sycamore stem. Light micrograph of a vertical section through a sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) stem node. The red layer at the edge of the stem is a protective layer of cork and parenchyma tissue (phellogen), known as the abscission layer, that forms just prior to the leaves dropping in autumn.

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Keywords: abscission, acer pseudoplatanus, anatomical, anatomy, autumn, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cork, leaf, leaf fall, leaves, light micrograph, light microscope, nature, petiole, phellogen, plant, section, sectioned, stem, sycamore, tree

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