A microscopic investigation of cytoplasmic streaming in the inner epidermis of Allium cepa

Inner epidermis of Allium cepa in oblique illumination (400x)
Cassandra Overney, San Jose, USA


This paper describes experiments of important life processes at a microscopic scale observed with a light microscope. The study of cytoplasmic streaming in the inner and outer epidermis of an onion bulb scale (Allium cepa) is a fascinating and rewarding activity.

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'Cytoplasmic streaming in the inner epidermis of Allium cepa'
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by Cassandra Overney
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For a short video of cytoplasmic streaming, please visit my YouTube section at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Inf7VUcyiA&feature=youtu.be

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