Hibiscus Stem (Dicot) under-Foldscope and Compound microscope.

Growth in plants occurs in two ways: primary and secondary.

Primary growth causes the plant to grow in length, both below and above the ground, due to the apical meristems that are actively dividing into these regions.

Secondary growth causes the plant to grow in width due to the presence of lateral meristems or cambium layer which actively divides to bring about this kind of growth.

Here the section is stained with Safranin(dilute) and Light green stain(dilute). For more information on staining-https://byjus.com/biology/preparation-and-study-of-transverse-section-of-dicot-and-monocot-roots-and-stems/

Observed under Foldscope- pink area with holes indicates presence of Xylem(water conducting tissue)
Ref- byjus.com

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Krrissh Singh says:

    That is awesome. But how did you cut it so precisely

    1. Aaqifa Shaikh says:

      Haha! That was a big task to be honest… You take a lot of sections i.e cuttings of the stem with a thin and sharp blade.. You keep sectioning until you get that thin and precise cut.. And Viola there you go!

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