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Figure 1: Visualizations of oil bodies. (a) Electron microscopy of a seed cell of mature sesame (adopted and modified from Figure 5 of Peng and Tzen, [14]). The most abundant gray spherical particles are oil bodies. (b) A photo of isolated sesame oil bodies. Purified oil bodies floated on the top and formed a milky layer after centrifugation. (c) Light microscopy of isolated sesame oil bodies. Isolated oil bodies were kept in 0.1 M sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7.5 for 30 min before taking the photo.