Lower Epidermis of Leaf of Triticum Aestivum Leaf under the Microscope 🌾 🔬

in #science3 years ago (edited)

triticum aestivum.JPG
Left Image by @supersoju; Right Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Time to check out another leaf lower epidermis to see how different the stomata are from the past one we have seen on the rhoeo discolour leaf. https://steemit.com/science/@supersoju/rhoeo-discolor-leaf-w-m-under-the-microscope Today we will be checking out the leaf of triticum aestivum, a.k.a common wheat.


Instantly we can see the stomata are very different to the rhoeo discolour stomata. They are much thinner and longer looking. Check out the image below, I’ve placed the images side by side for easier comparison.

Notice firstly the cells of the triticum aestivum (left) are thin and long like rectangles. Whereas the cells of the rhoeo discolour (right) are short and irregular shapes. Secondly the guard cells of the triticum aestivum have elongated nucleus, matching the thin long shape of the cell.


Also there are not that many stomata as we had previously seen on the rhoeo discolour sample. In fact, check out the below image for side by side comparison. Sorry it is a little hard to see from the image, but the triticum aestinum (left) has its stomata lined up in rows, whereas the rhoeo discolour stomata appear more scattered and in abundance. Also the cell walls appear to be thicker.


I am amazed at how different stomata and plant cells appear between two different plants.


Unless cited, all other images and gifs belong to @supersoju
Common Wheat


Yes, they are completely different, really interesting.

Interesting indeed.

I'm intrigued by the different shapes as well

Who would of thought they could look so different. Just wait for my next one, the shape is really cool.

World of Photography
>Visit the website<

You have earned 6.50 XP for sharing your photo!

Daily Stats
Daily photos: 1/2
Daily comments: 0/5
Multiplier: 1.30
Block time: 2018-05-17T07:08:33
Account Level: 1
Total XP: 273.70/200.00
Total Photos: 47
Total comments: 10
Total contest wins: 0
And have also received a 0.31 percent upvote.

Follow: @photocontests
Join the Discord channel: click!
Play and win SBD: @fairlotto
Daily Steem Statistics: @dailysteemreport
Learn how to program Steem-Python applications: @steempytutorials
Developed and sponsored by: @juliank

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.92
TRX 0.13
JST 0.132
BTC 56265.92
ETH 2193.48
SBD 7.55