Airborne seed casing, SEM

Airborne seed casing, SEM

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Caption: Airborne seed casing. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the casing of a plant seed that is dispersed by the wind. Such seeds need to be lightweight and shaped to catch air currents. This seed, of an unknown species, is from the jungles of Colombia. Magnification: x270 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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Keywords: aeerodynamics, airborne, biological, biology, botanical, botany, brown, casing, coloured, exine, false-coloured, flora, nature, no-one, nobody, plant, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, seed, seed dispersal, sem, wind dispersal

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