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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Microscope

Image provided by Mayandi Sivaguru, Core Facilities

Research funded by the Institute for Genomic Biology

Just like animals, plants must “breathe;” they take in air and release respiratory by-products through pores called stomata. This image conveys the three-dimensional shape of the surface of an Arabidopsis leaf, showing the distribution and shape of individual stomata.