Plant tissues. Parenchyma.
Technique: 8 µm thick section stained with Alcian blue / safranin.
In this figure of a cactus, a xerophyte, parenchyma cells containing mostly water are observed in a section of the plant stem. They have thin primary cell walls and mucilage in the cytoplasm, stained with safranin. Intercellular spaces are also observed.
Dep. of Functional Biology and Health Sciences.
Faculty of Biology.
University of Vigo