Smilax root, light micrograph

Smilax root, light micrograph

C011/4423 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Smilax root. Light micrograph of a section through a root from a China root (Smilax china) plant. The outer epidermis has old root hairs (pink). The central pith of the root is composed of parenchyma cells full of starch grains. The dried root of this plant is called saraparilla and used as a source of starch, for medicinal purposes or as a beverage. Magnification: x70 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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

Keywords: alternative medicine, angiosperm, angiosperms, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cell, cell biology, cells, china root, china-root, chinese smilax, close-up, cork cells, cytological, cytology, detail, epidermis, grains, histological, histology, light micrograph, light microscope, medical, medicinal, microscopy, monocot, monocots, monocotyledon, monocotyledons, parenchyma, plant, plants, root, root hairs, sasparilla, section, sectioned, smilax china, source, stain, stained, starch grain, structural, structure, structures, tissue, white background, wild smilax

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