Squash stem, light micrograph

Squash stem, light micrograph

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Squash stem. Light micrograph of a longitudinal radial section through the stem of a squash (Cucurbita sp.) plant, showing the sieve tubes and plates (blackish-red) of the phloem in a vascular bundle. Alongside the phloem are companion cells (long thin), which store food. Magnification: x37 when printed 10 centimetres tall.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, angiosperm, angiosperms, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cell, cells, companion cells, courgette, cucurbita sp., flora, histological, histology, light micrograph, microscope, nature, phloem, plant, plants, plates, section, sectioned, sieve plate, sieve tube, squash, stem, structure, tissue, tissues, tubes, vascular bundle, white background, wildlife

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