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Plant Tissue Autofluorescence Digital Image Gallery

Autofluorescence in plant tissues is a common and useful phenomenon arising from a variety of endogenous biomolecules that absorb light in many regions of the near-ultraviolet and visible light spectrum. One of the primary contributors of plant autofluorescence is chlorophyll, but lignins, carotenes, and xanthophylls also produce a significant level of fluorescence emission when stimulated with the proper wavelengths. This digital image gallery examines natural autofluorescence in plant tissue thin sections using multiple excitation wavelengths with laser scanning confocal microscopy.

  • TitleBeet Fleshy Root
  • TitleButtercup Stem
  • TitleCactus Stem
  • TitleCarnation Leaf
  • TitleCarrot Taproot
  • TitleCastor Bean Seed
  • TitleCattail Leaf
  • TitleCherry Flower Bud
  • TitleClubmoss Leaf
  • TitleClubmoss Stem
  • TitleClubmoss Root
  • TitleColeus Stem
  • TitleCorn Prop Root
  • TitleCorn Rust
  • TitleCottonwood Pollen
  • TitleCup Fungus
  • TitleCycad Leaf
  • TitleCycas Sporangia
  • TitleDandelion Fruit
  • TitleElderberry Lenticel
  • TitleFleabane Flower
  • TitleGinkgo Embryo
  • TitleGinkgo Stem
  • TitleGrass Leaf
  • TitleHair-Cap Moss
  • TitleHemlock Leaf
  • TitleHollyhock Rust
  • TitleLilac Leaf
  • TitleLily Flower Bud
  • TitleMaple Pollen
  • TitleOrchid Root
  • TitlePear Sclereids
  • TitlePine Wood
  • TitlePorphyra Algae
  • TitlePotato Tuber
  • TitlePrivet Leaf
  • TitleRed Algae
  • TitleRed Seaweed
  • TitleRubber Tree Leaf
  • TitleSelaginella Stem
  • TitleSelaginella Strobilus
  • TitleShepherd’s Purse
  • TitleSunflower Leaf
  • TitleSweet Flag Stem
  • TitleWheat Grain
  • TitlePine Blister Rust

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