Contact Us | Carl Zeiss

Zeiss Logo

Education in Microscopy and Digital Imaging

ZEISS Microscopy ¦ Products ¦ Solutions ¦ Support ¦ Online Shop ¦ ZEISS International

Light Sources Spectral Imaging Wavelength Selection Microscope Basics Optical Sectioning Fluorescent Proteins Spinning Disk Superresolution
ZEISS ApoTome Gallery

Sclerenchyma Tissue - 40x (Autofluorescence)

Sclerenchyma Tissue

The digital image shown above is a reconstruction of thick tissue sections of sclerenchyma imaged by means of autofluorescence. Sclerenchyma is plant tissue composed of cells with thickened, lignified secondary cell walls that have reached maturity and lost their protoplasm. Due to its strength, the “dead” tissue is important in providing structural support to plants. Sclerenchyma cells vary in shape and size, but the two primary types are sclereids and fibres.