A Journal of Neotropical Biodiversity
ISSN 1809-5348 (print), 2358-2847 (online)

Neodiversity - Article

Improving microtechniques for processing leaf blades of grasses using Ichnanthus pallens (Sw.) Munro ex Benth. as a model species

Luiz Antônio de Jesus Júnior
Reyjane Patrícia de Oliveira
Kelly Regina Batista Leite

Neodiversity, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 50-54

DOI: 10.13102/neod.81.3, Publication Date: 2015-06-17


Poaceae materials are usually difficult to include in historesin, and in order to solve this problem we present in this paper some modifications on leaf section microtechniques to improve sample processing in specimens of this family. The sections obtained here present higher quality than those obtained by traditional protocols, which can provide more precise anatomical descriptions in the future. The modifications here suggested are also advantageous by providing the reduction in the total time of processing the materials.

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