Pincushion leaf, light micrograph

Pincushion leaf, light micrograph

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Caption: Pin cushion leaf. Polarised light micrograph of a transverse section through a pinchusion (Hakea laurina) leaf. The leaf of this plant has a number of adaptations that help it to minimise water loss through transpiration. It is covered in a thick cuticle (see-through, top) and its stomata (leaf pores, one seen at centre) are sunken with a 'cup' above them that traps moist air. Also seen are palisade mesophyll cells (red), which contain chloroplasts the site of photosynthesis, and radial sclereid cells (bright pink), thick-walled cells that provide structural support. Magnification: x230 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: arid-adapted, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cell, cells, cuticle, flora, hakea laurina, leaf, light micrograph, light microscope, nature, palisade mesophyll, pincushion, plant, plant anatomy, plant cell, polarised light micrograph, radial sclereid, sclereids, sectioned, stoma, stomata, transverse section, xerophyte

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