Marijuana Stem, SEM
A cross section of a mature stem. The different layers of the stem have been given different colors. The layer that is several cells below the skin is the section of thick-walled fiber cells. This highlights one potential uses of cannabis: an excellent source of fibers for paper, rope, and fabric. The legalizing of cannabis in the United States opens research in this very profitable aspect of the plant. Field of vie of this image is 5 mm.
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