Moss Leaf Chloroplasts (photos added)

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Moss Leaf Chloroplasts (photos added)

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Moss Leaf Chloroplasts:

(Olympus SPlanApo40/0.95 / BF / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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(Nikon Planapo 100x / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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(Nikon Planapo 100x / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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(Nikon Planapo 100x / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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Post by descall »

Simply beautiful! I like the second image. I wonder what are the small granules within the chloroplasts? Maybe starch? If you would like a name for the plant I'd be pleased to take a look at it (just dry it out at room temperature and put it in the post to me). Best wishes, Des

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Post by Pau »

Excellent images.
Was the leaf just inmersed in water between the slide and coverglass?
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Post by Jacek »

very nice pictures

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Post by Chris_M »

Pau
Yes, leaf was just immersed in water.

descall
I also think these small granules are some kind of storage grains.

I don't know the name of the species but I enclose macro image (hope it help to identify) and also more images of different looking cells.


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(Nikon Planapo 100x / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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(Nikon Planapo 100x / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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(Zeiss 100x / Darkfield / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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Post by descall »

Thanks Chris. I've been told on good authority that the granules are indeed starch grains. I'm afraid positive ID of your plant isn't possible from the images and would need some examination. However, initial guesses would be mostly Ceratodon purpureus (the small spikey plant) and a little Hypnum cupressiforme (the bigger stuff). There may be other small things mixed in. Best wishes, Des

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Post by Chris_M »

Des, thank you for ID.
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