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Bamboo stem. Fluorescent contrast micrograph of a section through the stem of a Fargesia sp. bamboo plant, showing the vascular bundle. A vascular bundle is part of the system that transports water, minerals, and photosynthetic products in vascular plants. The transport itself happens in vascular tissue, which consists of xylem and phloem vessels. Magnification: x360 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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