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Typical Monocot and Dicot Stem Slide, c.s., 12 µm

Item # 302642

Microscope slide showing the cross sections of a sunflower (dicot) stem and mature stem of corn (monocot). Both cross sections are mounted together for comparison.

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Use this comparison slide, containing 2 cross sections, to illustrate the differences between monocot and dicot stems. Easily distinguish the monocot stem (from corn) from the dicot (from a sunflower) by exploring the arrangement of their vascular bundles. Monocot stems feature numerous scattered vascular bundles, while the vascular bundles of dicot stems are arranged in 1 or 2 rings.


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