Scanning electron microscope image of longitudinal section of Oryza sativa (rice) stem. Image shows cuts through the vascular cells and cortex cells. Starch granules are visible inside the vascular cells and chloroplasts are visible inside the cortex cells. This image is part of a group on botanical stems (CIL:40378-40395).
Biological Process: Plant stem organization, Chloroplast localization
Image collected on a Zeiss DSM 962 SEM. Complete specimen preparation protocol available at:
Author: Louisa Howard
Source: The Cell: An Image Library