Leaf surface, SEM

Leaf surface, SEM

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Caption: Leaf surface. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of trichomes (hair-shaped surface structures) on a leaf. Trichomes help to reduce water loss. This is the underside of a leaf from a marshmallow plant (Althea sp.), a plant known for the smooth, silky feel of its leaves.

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Keywords: althea, biological, biology, botanical, botany, coloured, false-colour, false-coloured, green, leaf, many, marshmallow, multiple, nature, plant, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, trichome, trichomes

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