Image of the Month

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Marchantia Polymorpha Gemma Cup

Gemmae are the asexual propagules of liverworts, the oldest living land plants on earth. This mass of cells forms inside cup-like structures called gemma cups and are dispersed by rainfall to form new, genetically identical gametophytes.

Pseudo green colour added to image with Apple's Preview tool

Acquired on JEOL JSM-6360LV SEM at 35X magnification

Taken by: Sarah Seo (Urano Daisuke's Lab)

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