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|Main Title||Microwave Irradiation for Rapid Killing and Fixing of Plant Tissue.|
|Author||Walsh, G. E. ; Bohannon, P. M. ; Wessinger-Duvall, P. B. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Microwaves ; Plant tissues ; Irradiation ; Histology ; Exposure ; Cell nucleus ; Survival ; Destruction ; Chloroplasts ; Reprints ; Fixatives|
Irradiation by microwaves allows for rapid killing and fixing of plant tissue, with excellent cellular integrity for histological examination. One or two exposures to microwaves for three seconds in formalin/acetic acid/alcohol gave good preservation of nuclei, chloroplasts, and other plant structures. The microwave method offers a considerable saving of time over traditional methods for killing and fixing plant tissue.