Goosegrass seeds, LM

Goosegrass seeds, LM

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Credit: GERD GUENTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of young seeds of Goosegrass, Galium aparine, showing the several hooks which ensure the dissemination of the seeds. The hooks become lodged in the fur of passing animals, ensuring that the plant's seeds, which are held in the fruits, are well dispersed before germination. Microscopic contrast technique : Incident lighting. Magnification 40x when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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