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A new technique to prepare hard fruits and seeds for anatomical studies.

Authors
  • Benedict, John C1
  • 1 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 CC Little Building, 1100 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1005 USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applications in plant sciences
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2015
Volume
3
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3732/apps.1500075
PMID: 26504684
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

When compared to existing techniques for obtaining anatomical features of fruits and seeds, the protocol described here has the potential to create high-quality thin sections of materials that are not able to be sectioned using traditional histological techniques, which can be produced quickly and without the need for harmful chemicals.

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