Image of the Week - November 2, 2004

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Microenvironment Beneath a Chrysanthemum Leaf

ESEM image, in wet mode, of the underside of a fresh, uncoated Chrysanthemum leaf. Stomates can be seen on the surface of the leaf, and trichomes bearing tiny frond-like structures project from that surface. The frond-like structures may aid in the creation of a microenvironment that protects the stomate openings.

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Uploaded Tue Nov 2 11:37:37 2004 by Dean Karres

Updated Tue Feb 2 10:19:29 2010 by Daniel E. Weber