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Web URL(s):http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00103627309366419
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Author(s):Gallaher, R. N.; Perkins, H. F.; Stormer, J.; Carlton, W. M.
Author Affiliation:University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Title:Electron probe microanalysis of silicon in grass leaves
Source:Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Vol. 4, No. 1, 1973, p. 67-75.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:New York, NY: Marcel Dekker Journals
Related Web URL:http://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00103627309366419
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Paspalum notatum; Festuca arundinacea; Silicon
Abstract/Contents:"Silicon is a major constituent of grasses, therefore, research was initiated to evaluate the use of the paraffin technique for electron probe microanalysis of Si in grass leaf tissue. Mature healthy leaves of a tropical grass, Wilmington bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flügge), and a cool season grass, tall fescuegrass (Festuca arundinacea Schred), were selected for study. Paradermal sections (10 μ) of paraffin impregnated leaf tissue were placed on sheet carbon that had been attached with Haupt's adhesive to 2.5 cm glass discs. The grass sections were fixed to the sheet carbon with Haupt's adhesive and the paraffin removed with xylene prior to microanalysis. Silicon was found to be highly concentrated in the epidermis of fescuegrass and bahiagrass. Short cells, many containing opal bodies, had the highest contents of Si of the epidermal cells. Large quantities of Si was also present in guard cells but long cells contained relatively small amounts."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gallaher, R. N., H. F. Perkins, J. Stormer, and W. M. Carlton. 1973. Electron probe microanalysis of silicon in grass leaves. Commun. Soil. Sci. Plant Anal. 4(1):p. 67-75.
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