Tomato leaf hair, LM

Tomato leaf hair, LM

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Credit: GERD GUENTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of a glandular hair on a tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) leaf. The upper four secretory cells contain different essential oils to defend again various aphids. The typical smell of tomato plants depends on these oils, produced by these secretory hairs. Microscopic contrast method : Incident darkfield. Magnification 120x when printed 10 cm wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, defence, defense, flora, gland, glandular, green background, light micrograph, light microscope, lycopersicon esculentum, microscopic, nature, photomicrograph, plant anatomy, tomato, tomato leaf, trichome

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