STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Trichome. Scanning electron micrograph of a trichrome from a Fremontodendron leaf. Trichomes are specialised structures that may perform several functions, such as preventing water loss or deterring animals from eating the plant. Magnification: x160, when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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