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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Veritas Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and Laser Cutting System

Image provided by Mayandi Sivaguru, Core Facilities

Research funded by the Unites States Department of Agricultural 

Aluminum toxicity currently affects over 40% of the land used for crops worldwide. This image shows root tips of sorghum plants treated with aluminum. Researchers use lasers to dissect out specific types of cells and tissues in treated plants in order to study the plant’s response to toxicity. In this image are several views of the dissected tissue.