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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Plant structure and function  >  Leaves
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Leaf section with stomata, mesophyll and epidermis

This colour image is a dissected cross-section of a leaf at 55 times magnification. It shows the structure of the leaf, the organisation of cells, spaces between some cells and some internal cellular features. The structure includes the epidermis, mesophyll and stomata cells.

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Plants

This learning object contains a series of simple animations that explores the structure of a plant and how it works. Further graphics explain photosynthesis and how plants form part of the food chain. Students are provided with a tool for developing ideas about further research. The resource also contains several self tests. ...

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Zooming in

This learning object provides a ‘virtual microscope’ enabling learners to view ten successive 10 x magnifications of a gum leaf. The views reveal the internal structure of the leaf with a series of coloured graphics that mimic the zooming in action of a microscope. Brief explanatory text accompanies each graphic. The object ...

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Stoma on surface of buttercup leaf

This photograph of a stoma (plural: 'stomata') and guard cells on a buttercup leaf was taken using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Stomata are pores in the surface of a leaf. The stomata and guard cells regulate the gases entering and leaving a plant's leaf.

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Single stoma on a leaf surface

This is a photograph of a thin slice from the surface of leaf. The specimen has been stained and magnified 350 times under a light microscope. The stoma is surrounded by two guard cells. Chloroplasts can be seen within the guard cells.

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Measuring photosynthesis and conductance

This is a colour photograph of a scientific instrument being used in the field to measure photosynthesis and stomatal conductance in grapevines. This instrument is able to make both measurements at the same time and is used by CSIRO scientists to study grape yields.

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Common mud dauber wasp

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a common mud dauber wasp ('Sceliphron laetum'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Sphecidae.)

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Paper wasp in profile

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a paper wasp ('Polistes' sp). The wasp is shown in profile, with body segments and the vein pattern clearly visible. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Wasp anatomy using a paper wasp example

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of wasp anatomy using a paper wasp ('Polistes' sp.) as an example, showing wing venation. The main body parts are labelled. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Boab tree, 1997

This is a colour photograph of a double-trunked boab tree and surrounding bush taken in the Kimberley region in the remote north of Western Australia during the making of the documentary 'The Edge of the World' in 1997 for Film Australia.

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Leaf: Banksi sp. (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Spinifex (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Sporobolus (CS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Banskia serrata (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Eucalyptus (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Samolus repens, salt glands (type 2)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Eucalyptus paniculata, 5 locular ovary (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Frankenia, salt gland (type 1)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Leaf: Kennedia rostrate, sheltered (TS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Plant Organs

Students use this introductory resource consisting of two slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the names and functions of some plant organs. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.