Yew Stem

Yew Stem

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Credit: EDWARD KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Taxus baccata is a conifer native to Europe and southwest Asia. The superior qualities of the wood made it the required wood for the medieval long bow. Light micrograph of a section through the tree stem. The large holes are cross-sections of xylem, vascular tissue used to transport water and minerals from the roots. The magnification is 32 times when printed 10 inches wide.

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Keywords: baccata, botanical, botany, cross section, light micrograph, light microscopy, micrograph, microphotograph, microscopy, nature, om, optical microscopy, photomicrograph, plant, plant anatomy, plants, science, stained, stem, taxus, tissue, transverse section, ts, vascular bundle, xylem, yew

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