ISM2019 (Microscopy)

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Ilana Shtein 1 Maya Bar 2
1Department of Oenology and Agriculture, Eastern Region Research and Development Center, Ariel, Israel
2Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Tomato leaf trichomes (hairs) acting as mechanical and chemical defense. A- a spider seta (feather-shaped hair) trapped by mechano-protective non-glandular trichomes. B- a mite glued to the leaf surface by exudates from glandular trichomes. SEMmicrograph competition entry (Scanning Electron Microscope).