Tomato root, light micrograph

Tomato root, light micrograph

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Caption: Tomato root. Light micrograph of a transverse section through the centre root of a tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) plant. Xylem cells, which transport water around the plant, are red. Outside of these are phloem cells( blue), which transport carbohydrates around the plant. The outer layer is made up of parenchyma cells. Magnification: x100 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, close-up, cross section, cross-section, detail, flora, light micrograph, light microscope, lycopersicum esculentum, nature, parenchyma, phloem, plant, plant anatomy, root, secondary thickening, sectioned, tomato, transverse section, vascular bundle, xyle

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