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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.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/204;
Stock Number PB90-147802
Additional Subjects Microwaves ; Plant tissues ; Irradiation ; Histology ; Exposure ; Cell nucleus ; Survival ; Destruction ; Chloroplasts ; Reprints ; Fixatives
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NTIS  PB90-147802 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/15/1990
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Abstract
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.