Figure 3.

Microscopic analyses of fruit epidermal cells and pericarp sections during early fruit development. (A-C) Epidermal cells at the surface of immature green fruits (15 DPA). Photographs were taken with a Leica LDM 2500 microscope using a blue filter. (D-F) Paraffin transverse sections of pericarp tissues from MG fruits stained with Safranin O (a cell wall-specific dye). (G-I) Transverse sections of pericarp from MG fruits stained with Calcofluor White and visualized under UV light with a fluorescence microscope. Pc, parenchymatous cell; Cc, collenchymatous cell. The collapsed walls in parenchymatous cells of mesocarp tissues (D and G) are indicated by arrows. Sections were isolated from the same location in all fruits.

Cao et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:211   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-211
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