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A Technique to Facilitate the Paraffin Sectioning of Hard or Brittle Plant Material

Eric Karrfalt
Seed Technology
Vol. 23, No. 1 (2001), pp. 100-101
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23433040
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Abstract

Paraffin sectioning of hard or brittle plant material may often be facilitated by reimbibition of the tissue after embedding in paraffin; however, when sectioning seeds, reimbibition may cause the specimen to break out of the paraffin. If the reimbibition is carried out at a temperature just below the melting point of the paraffin, the tissue will not break loose of the paraffin and good sections may easily be obtained.

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