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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number K7704-1

Dark openings in this cross section of eastern gamagrass root are air passages that form in aerenchyma tissue and enable plants to grow in flooded conditions. The actual root size is 1.5mm (about one-sixteenth inch) across.

Photo by Keith Weller.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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