Holly leaf, light micrograph

Holly leaf, light micrograph

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of a transverse section through a holly (Ilex sp.) leaf. Below the epidermis (top layer of cells), are two layers of column-like cells known as palisade cells. These contain large numbers of chloroplasts and are the principal sites of photosynthesis. Magnification: x680 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, brightfield, cells, chloroplast, epidermis, flora, holly, ilex sp, leaf, light micrograph, light microscope, nature, no-one, nobody, palisade cells, palisade tissue, photosynthesis, plant, plant histology, sectioned, transverse section, white background

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