Blueberry Root

Submitted by: Dr. Paola Beraldo, University of Udine, Department of Food Science

A section of the underground stem runner of blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), the tissue shown in the image is the xylem (wood) and pith specifically. It was stained using toluidine blue 0.1%. The picture was shot with a Nikon camera (DS camera control unit-DS-L3) in phase contrast microscopy (Leica DMRB).

Maginification: 100x

 

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