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Quercus pyrenaica - Microscopic Injury Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:33

Contribution by: F. García-Breijo, J. Reig-Armiñana & V. Calatayud


Quercus pyrenaica

Common name: Pyrenean Oak

Microscopic symptoms induced in controlled conditions (fumigation with ozone)

Before visible symptoms are externally evident, some alterations can be observed by microscopy (photo below): a mature leaf in toluidine blue (4 weeks in NF+40 treatment; x1000); intercellular spaces (IS) increase in both the palisade (*PP) and spongy parenchyma (→SP).

 

 

Before visible symptoms are externally evident, some alterations can be observed by microscopy (photo below): semithin section of an old leaf after several weeks of fumigation with ozone, and stained with toluidine blue. Detail of spongy parenchyma and transition zone, with many intercellular spaces and cell collapse. Bar: 20 µm

 

Visible symptoms induced in controlled conditions (fumigation with ozone)

Fumigation of Quercus pyrenaica with enhanced ozone levels in Open Top Chambers (OTCs) produced a brown interveinal stippling, that was difficult to observe due to leaf pubescence. Among Quercus species, Quercus pyrenaica was relatively sensitive to ozone.

 

 

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