research.gif (2985 bytes) Dr. Gary Coté, Professor of Biology

All the Crystal Idioblasts in Dieffenbachia

We have mostly been studying crystal idioblasts in the leaves.  This made Adam Woodson (right) wonder what kinds of crystal idioblast cells might be present in other parts of the plant.  He took samples of tissues from all through the plant, including roots, stems and flowers.  Andrea McConnachie took some more samples later to verify some of Adam's findings.  I am writing this study up for a possible paper.  Below, idioblasts in  root, leaf, and anther.

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