Structure, morphology, and composition of silicon biocomposites in the palm tree Syagrus coronata (Mart.) Becc.

@article{Lins2002StructureMA,
  title={Structure, morphology, and composition of silicon biocomposites in the palm tree Syagrus coronata (Mart.) Becc.},
  author={Ulysses Lins and Cl{\'a}udia Franca Barros and Maura da Cunha and Fl{\'a}vio Costa Miguens},
  journal={Protoplasma},
  year={2002},
  volume={220},
  pages={0089-0096}
}
 Syagrus coronata is an economically important palm tree grown as an ornament, for the oil extracted from its seeds, and the wax from its leaves which has several applications in industry. Silicon biocomposites were analyzed in leaves of S. coronata. Silica bodies were found as extracellular silica masses between the hypodermal-layer cell walls and in granules present in the vacuoles of palisade cells. Scanning electron microscopy of the hypodermal layer of cells showed a collection of… CONTINUE READING
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