Atlas of Plant and Animal Histology

Plant tissues. Parenchyma.


Organ: stem, aquiferous parenchyma.
Species: cactus.
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.

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