Vicia faba (Broad Bean)

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Title

Vicia faba (Broad Bean)

Subject

Starch grains viewed under 400x magnification (transmitted and cross-polarized light)

Description

Shape: ovaoid / ellipsoid starch grains (non-lenticular).
Surface: smooth-wrinkled
Outer wall: single
Hilum: centric
Extinction cross: bold, often with more than 4 arms
Lamellae: absent (rarely visible)
Fissures: present - often longitudinal
Size: within this sample grains were ~10 - 20 microns.

Source

MPERF - modern sample

Creator

S. Prado

Date

Processed January 7 2022

Type

Starch Grain

Identifier

Starch Grain

Files

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v_faba_windsor_broad_40x_starch_3a.jpg
v_faba_windsor_broad_40x_starch_3b.jpg
v_faba_windsor_broad_40x_starch_5a.jpg
v_faba_windsor_broad_40x_starch_5b.jpg

Collection

Citation

S. Prado, “Vicia faba (Broad Bean),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed October 3, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/18.