Scanning Electron Microscopy of Developing Plant Organs

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Science  19 Jun 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3938, pp. 1471-1472
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3938.1471


Shoot apices and young meristematic leaves can be examined directly with the scanning electron microscope without prior fixation or metal coating. The form of the shoot apex, cellular organization, andleaf arrangement (phyllotaxis) can be observed, perphaps as they have never been visualized before.

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