Giant oil cells in the cotyledons ofPharbitis nil and other convolvulacean plants

@article{Wada2006GiantOC,
  title={Giant oil cells in the cotyledons ofPharbitis nil and other convolvulacean plants},
  author={Kiyomi Wada and Akeo Kadota and Hiromichi Tanihira and Yoshihiro Suzuki},
  journal={The botanical magazine = Shokubutsu-gaku-zasshi},
  year={2006},
  volume={94},
  pages={239-247}
}
Suspension of protoplasts (ca. 13–25 μm in diameter) that were isolated from the mesophyll of the cotyledons ofPharbitis nil, strain Violet, contained many large spherical or spheroidal bodies (ca. 100 μm in diameter). Microscopic observation of these bodies and some anatomic studies of the cotyledons during embryogenesis and after germination showed that these bodies are giant cells containing many oil drops stainable with Sudan dyes. Such giant cells were found in four otherPharbitis nil… CONTINUE READING