• Mucilage interference in desmids underSem

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      Desmids; Cylindrocystis ; Closterium ; Cosmarium ; Scanning electron microscope

    • Abstract

       

      Various species of desmids (Cylindrocystis brebisonii, Closterium acerosum, closterium littorale, Cosmarium bioculatum, Cosmarium botrytis, Cosmarium contractum andCosmarium subtumidum) were studied for their surface ornamentation. After trying various methods for removal of the mucilage, it was found that pretreatment with the glusulase preparation was usually effective in cleaning the cells and enhancing their appearance under theSem.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Vidyavati1 John D Dodge2

      1. Botany Department, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, India
      2. Department of Botany, Royal Holloway College, London, UK
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