Coiled lily leaf, SEM

Coiled lily leaf, SEM

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Caption: Lily leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a freeze-fractured section of a coiled lily leaf. The plant cells can be seen as rectangular shapes inside the leaf. They contain chlorophyll, the green pigment used to convert sunlight into energy during photosynthesis.

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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, cell, cells, coiled, coloured, false-colour, false-coloured, flower, fracture, fractured, freeze-fracture, leaf, lily, nature, plant, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sectioned, sem, spiral, spiralling

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