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Article: Palaeobotanical applications of incident-light darkfield microscopy

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 47
Part: 6
Publication Date: November 2004
Page(s): 1641 1645
Author(s): Barry A. Thomas, Christopher J. Cleal and Manfred Barthel
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THOMAS, B. A., CLEAL, C. J., BARTHEL, M. 2004. Palaeobotanical applications of incident-light darkfield microscopy. Palaeontology47, 6, 1641–1645.

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Incident-light darkfield microscopy permits the direct observation of cellular structure of some plant fossils without the need for maceration. It allows the study of leaf epidermis and sporangial structure where it was previously impossible.
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