Complex patterns of multiple biomineralization in single-celled plant trichomes of the Loasaceae
New publication in American Journal of Botany
Using Scanning Electron Microscopy, the occurrence of three biominerals
such as calcium phosphate, silica and calcium carbonate has been
reported in single-celled plant trichomes of Loasaceae. The results
indicate that biomineralization of stinging and glochidiate trichomes is
remarkably diversified in several genera of Loasaceae.