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Description

Scanning electron microscope image of sunflower lower leaf surface. Note the stomata (pore used for gas exchange) near the center of the image. This is part of an image series containing images CIL:39341-39343, and 39345.

Technical Details

Instrument: FEI XL-30 FEG ESEM. Technical protocol available at http://remf.dartmouth.edu:8080/EM-Wiki/36

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Helianthus annuus
(common sunflower)

Biological Context

Biological Process
respiratory gaseous exchange
Plant Growth
stomata
underside of leaf surface

Attribution

Name
Louisa Howard
Link
Dartmouth College EM Facility

Grouping

This image is part of a group.

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Parameters Imaged
elastic scattering of electrons
Source of Contrast
differences in deposition of metal shadow
Visualization Methods
uranyl salt
shadowing and plating
Processing History
unprocessed raw data

Sample Preparation

Methods
glutaraldehyde fixed tissue
formaldehyde fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 2400px ——
Y 2414px ——
*CIL – Cell Image Library accession number. Please use this to reference an image.