Anatomy Anatomical features of the mantle Anatomy of the mantle in longitudinal section

anatomy mantle longitudinal section calyptra cell remnants type

Sometimes, calyptra cells (= root cap cells) cannot easily be distinguished form tannin cells. Certainty can be obtained, when the root cap cells are observed at the very tip of the root. They are mostly filled homogeneously and often slightly yellowish. Their shape changes can be followed to the sides of the mycorrhiza.

  1 few
  2 in one row
  3 in two rows
  4 in several rows
  5 close to root cells
  6 within mantle

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