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Wax Microchannels in the Epidermis of White Clover

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Science  27 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3800, pp. 505-506
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3800.505

Abstract

The application of conventional electron microscopy to the study of plant leaves and fruit readily displays the surface wax deposits, but not the wax pathways from the underlying cells. A modified freeze-etch technique shows both at the same time and indicates that wax is transported from the epidermal cells to the leaf surface in microchannels.