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Notes: A New Method for Marking Xylem Growth

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A method has been developed for marking the position of the cambial zone and differentiating xylem during the growing season. Minute injury to the cambial zone with a micro needle causes aberrant cells to form; these cells are permanently retained as a mark within the annual ring. Results of a study on Pinus resinosa Ait. indicate that cells capable of responding to this marking method can be pinpointed to within two cells.

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Plant Physiologist, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Laboratory maintained at Madison, Wis., is in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin

Publication date: March 1, 1968

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    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
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