Scanning electron microscope image of a cross-section through an Oryza sativa (Rice) stem, showing the vascular bundles arranged in two rings and central pore (usually filled with mucilage, but collapsed in this image). This image is part of a group on botanical stems (CIL:40378-40395).
Biological Process: Plant stem organization
Image collected on a Zeiss DSM 962 SEM. Complete specimen preparation protocol available at:
Author: Louisa Howard
Source: The Cell: An Image Library