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Techniques for Preparing Plant Tissues for Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy

Author(s) or contact(s): S.E. Keates, D.A. Draper, and C. D.B. Hawkins
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Research General
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1990. Hardcopy is available.


This manual describes the procedures involved in preparing plant tissues in general and white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) apical buds in particular for conventional light microscope and scanning electron microscope examination. It focuses on training the practitioner, through the use of a case example, to master a set of basic procedures and principles necessary for preparing plant tissues.

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