AMANDA GONCALVES, MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY, VIB GENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AMANDA GONCALVES, MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY, VIB GENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lily of the valley roots. Composite image of light micrographs of transverse sections through lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) roots. The thick outer layer around each root if the cortex. At the centre of each root is the pith, which contains vascular bundles (oval). The bundles are composed of xylem and phloem tissue that transport water and carbohydrates respectively around the plant.
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