[Plant-education] Re: stomata - dental impression material

Janice M. Glime via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by jmglime from mtu.edu)
Fri Mar 2 11:17:23 EST 2007

Super glue works well for stomata impressions:

1.	Paint a small area (.5-1 cm diameter) of super glue on the back of the leaf 
and let it dry (faster method) or paint the glue on a slide and place a small 
section of leaf, lower side down, on the glue (easier method).
2.	Carefully peel off the glue and place it on a microscope slide, or remove the 
leaf tissue from the glue on the slide.
3.	Add a few drops of water and lower a coverslip onto the mount.

Dr. Janice Glime
President of IAB; Manager of Bryonet
Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931 USA
email: jmglime from mtu.edu
phone: 906-487-2546
fax: 906-487-3167

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