SIGRID GOMBERT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIGRID GOMBERT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light microscopy image of a cross section through the stem of Curcurbita sp. Cucurbita is a genus in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae first cultivated in Mesoamerica and now used in many parts of the world. It includes species grown for their fruit and edible seeds (squashes, pumpkins, etc.), as well as some species grown only as gourds.
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