The Scientific World Journal / 2012 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Identification of Xylem Occlusions Occurring in Cut Clematis (Clematis L., fam. Ranunculaceae Juss.) Stems during Their Vase Life

Figure 4

Histochemical identification of polysaccharide components and homogalacturonan epitopes in xylem occlusions in stems of Clematis “Solidarność” by using PAS reaction and Jim5 antibody. (a) and (b) Identification of polysaccharide components in xylem of control stems (a), stems kept in distilled water (b), (c) identification of homogalacturonan epitopes in xylem of stems kept in distilled water. C: cortex with lamellar collenchyma, p: pith, pr: pith rays, ph: phloem, arrow: xylem vessel, *: blocked xylem lumen.

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