Ricardo Jorge Lopes wrote:
> I would like to know if someone knows another method to achieve good
> definitive epidermis preparations because I can´t find another in all the
> bibliography I have.
You can produce a replica of the epidermis by painting the leaf surface with
nail varnish, and peeling it off when dry. Then, examine the replica under a
microscope. This method is sometimes used by taxonomists to identify different
species using their stomatal characteristics.
Dr. A.J.Travis, | mailto:ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
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