Arabidopsis leaf hairs (trichomes)

  • Stefan Eberhard
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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of trichomes, hair-like outgrowths on the surface of an Arabidopsis (rockcress) leaf. Each trichome is unicellular and develops from a single epidermal cell. They can protect against insect damage, water loss and radiation damage. Magnification 200x.


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