Under The Microscope


This is a blog dedicated to sharing and compiling many different images from under the microscope. From living to non-living, we can appreciate the invention of the microscope that has allowed us to see the into world of the very small.
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Potato starch grains. Light micrograph of a transverse section through a potato tuber (Solanum tuberosum), showing the starch grains. A pale central cross, called the hilum, marks the highest point of a starch grain. Starch is made from sucrose, a sugar formed in the leaves during photosynthesis, which is then transported to the tuber (potato) by the phloem (vascular tissue). It is used as a store of energy for the later development of buds on the surface of the potato. Magnification: x230 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

Potato starch grains. Light micrograph of a transverse section through a potato tuber (Solanum tuberosum), showing the starch grains. A pale central cross, called the hilum, marks the highest point of a starch grain. Starch is made from sucrose, a sugar formed in the leaves during photosynthesis, which is then transported to the tuber (potato) by the phloem (vascular tissue). It is used as a store of energy for the later development of buds on the surface of the potato. Magnification: x230 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

(Source: sciencephoto.com)

May 29th, 2011 + highres + microscope + science + plant + starch + potato + 17 notes

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