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wood maceration

Kathleen Archer Kathleen.Archer at MAIL.CC.TRINCOLL.EDU
Fri Feb 27 17:15:34 EST 1998

Dear Colleagues,
Does anyone know the procedure for producing macerated wood?  I recall as
an undergraduate that in plant anatomy we heated slivers of wood in an
acid, and after some time had passed (hours? days?)  the xylem tissue could
be easily broken up for viewing vessel elements, etc.  If anyone remembers
how to do this I'd appreciate the protocol.
Kathleen Archer

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