Green Universe: A microscopic voyage into the plant cell

Green Universe: A microscopic voyage into the plant cell

Sat 2 Mar — Tues 7 May 2013

Time:
10.00 am — 6.00 pm
Location:
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
Gateway Gallery
Price:
Free
Age:
All ages
Booking:
No booking required

This exhibition of images taken from the recent publication Green Universe: A Microscopic Voyage into the Plant Cell, by Professor Stephen Blackmore, reveals the profound consequences the invention of microscopy has had on our understanding of plants. Images show the minute details of plant structures and cells, uncovering in this unseen world the chapters of plant evolution.

Green Universe: A Microscopic Voyage into the Plant Cell by Professor Stephen Blackmore is published by Papadakis Publisher in collaboration with RBGE. Click here to buy your copy.

RELATED EVENT: Designed by Nature, Tuesday 26 March. Find out more:

http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/event-details/2871

IMAGE:

© Dr Ralf Wagner, www.dr-ralf-wagner.de

The green alga, Coleochaete orbicularis, forms a flattened disc growing on rocks and freshwater plants. It belongs to a family of algae, the Coleochaetaceae, regarded as the closest living relative of the land plants. Light microscope, dark field illumination.

Images taken from the recent publication of the same name by Professor Stephen Blackmore, published by Papadakis Publisher in collaboration with RBGE.

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