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Notes: A Tannic Acid-Ferric Chloride-Toluidine Blue Stain for Wood Amyloplasts Embedded in Epoxy Resin

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Abstract:

Starch of amyloplasts in wood can be permanently stained dark blue by treating epoxy sections of wood with a sequence of tannic acid, ferric chloride, and toluidine blue. This technique improves upon those currently available for permanently staining amyloplasts of wood. Forest Sci. 24:49-51.

Keywords: Nyssa sylvatica; Populus tremuloides; Starch; Tilia americana; Ulmus americana

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Charles Bullard Fellow at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, MA 01366 during this study

Publication date: March 1, 1978

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