Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Plant Tissue under the Microscope

A plant is typically made up of four types of tissues:
  • Meristematic - Divides new cells for growth or repair.
  • Ground Tissue - Provides storage, processing and physical support.
  • Dermal Tissue - Protects the plant and aids in nutrient absorption.
  • Vascular Tissue - Moves fluids and food and provides physical support.

These images of stained plant tissue were captured using a biological microscope by Fernan Federici for Cambridge University.

Plant Tissue (C) Fernan Federici

Plant Tissue (C) Fernan Federici
 Learn a bit more about plant tissue here.