Botany Virtual Slides

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| Algae | Bryophytes & Tracheophytes | Polypodiopsida & Gymnosperms | Angiosperm Plant Body |
Shoot StructurePrimary Roots | Secondary Growth & Wood Anatomy |
Week 1: Algal life cycles and diversity We ask you to examine the Students’ slides (provided for you in the cardboard sleeves front of the lab) with your class microscope. Display slides are set up for you on the demonstration microscopes.  Domain Bacteria Phylum:  Cyanobacteria (‘blue-green algae’) Nostoc ; GoniumTS Cycad root with Nostoc Scytonema ; Gleotrichia  
 Domain Eukaryota Supergroup: Alveolata Dinoflagellates Peridinium 
Supergroup: Stramenopila Brown algae and Diatoms Class: Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms) Mixed diatoms
Pleurosigma angulatum 
Class: Phaeophyceae (Brown algae) Fucus: female conceptacle (male conceptacle pixelated in this section) ; Hormosira (male)Hormosira (female)
Supergroup: Plants and algal relatives Phylum: Rhodophyta (Red algae) Polysiphonia (female)Polysiphonia (male)
Phylum: Chlorophytes (Green Algae) Class: Chlorophyceae Chlamydamona 
Class: Ulvophyceae Ulva 
Streptophytes Class: Charophyceae Order: Charales Chara
Week 2: Bryophytes and Tracheophytes We ask you to examine the Students’ slides (provided for you in the cardboard sleeves front of the lab) with your class microscope. Display slides are set up for you on the demonstration microscopes. A. Liverworts: students’ slides A3 slide 1 Marchantia thallus B320
A5 slide 2 Marchantia antheridiophore B323B
A8 slide 3 Marchantia archegoniaphore B325A
A11 slide 4 Marchantia sporophyte B328
B. Hornworts: B5 display slide LS Anthoceros sporophyte
display slide LS Anthoceros foot
C. Moss life-cycle: C1 display slide Whole mount Moss protonema
display slide Whole mount Moss young gametophyte
display slide TS Polytrichum leaves
display slide Whole mount Moss antheridia & archegonia
display slide LS Moss young capsule
display slide LS Moss mature capsule
display slide TS Moss mature capsule Polytrichum
display slide TS Moss seta
display slide Whole mount Moss
C. Conducting tissue display slides C2 slide 5 TS Moss gametophyte stem
C. Archegonia and antheridia: display slides C4 slide 6 LS Moss archegonium B381
C4 slide 7
D. Tracheophytes: students’ slides D1 slide 8 Psilotum aerial stem B396
E2 slide 9 LS Lycopodium strobilus B458
E3 slide 10 Selanginella strobilus B465A
Week 3: Polypodiopsida (Monilophytes and Gymnosperms) Display slides are set up for you on the demonstration microscopes. All other slides have been included in the student slide collection. A. Fern Life-cycle: A3 display slide   B400 Whole mount Fern prothalium (filamentous)
A4 slide 11 B405 Whole mount Fern antheridia
A4 slide 12 B407 Whole mount Fern archegonia
A6 slide 13 B409 LS Fern archegonium
A5 display slide B411 Whole mount Fern fertilization
A6 display slide B414 Whole mount Fern embryo
A7 display slide B415 Whole mount Fern young sporophyte
A11 slide 14 B432A TS Fern indusium
A12 slide 15 B420 Whole mount Fern spores (germinating)
A12 slide 16 B431 Whole mount Fern sporangia
A12 display slide B432B Whole mount Fern leaflet
A. Anatomy of the stele: A13 slide 17 B 438 TS Gleichenia rhizome
A13/A14 slide 18 B436 TS Pteridium rhizome
A14 slide 19 TS Pteridium root
A. Apical meristems: display slides A15/A16 display slide  LS Davillia shoot apex
display slide  LS Davillia root apex
B. Cycadophyta : display slides B1 display slide  B469 LS Zamia young ovule
B1 display slide   B469A_ LS Zamia young ovule
B1/2 display slide  D20 LS Macrozamia archegonia and pollen tube
D. Pinophyta: display slides D display slide Slide 4 LS Pinus ovule
display slide Slide 3 LS Pinus micro cone
Manual ref
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Week 8: The Angiosperm Plant Body The primary plant body: the shoot apex 1.1; 2.2ai slide 1 LS shoot apex Vicia faba
1.1 slide 2 LS shoot apex Myriophyllum sp.
Tissue systems in plants: ground (g), vascular (v), dermal (d) 2.1b;2.2aiii slide 3 (g, v) TS petiole Apium graveolens
2.1c slide 4 (g) Spinifex sp. macerated tissue
2.2ai; 2.2bi slide 5 (g, v) TS & LS Cucurbita sp. stem
2.2aii slide 6 (v) LS Zea mays root tip
2.2aiii; 2.2bi slide 7 (g, v) RLS Cucurbita old stem
2.3a slide 8 (d) Epidermal peel Tradescantia sp. 
Demonstration slides:
TS Phormium tenax leaf; Spinifex TS leafBanksia leaf TSNymphaea  TS  leafTS Ficus leaf laticifers; TS Helianthus stem 
Week 9: Shoot structure: primary stems and light-harvesting structures Types of vascular bundles and primary stem tissue patterns 2.2; 3.2-SQ1 slide 1 TS young & old Vicia faba stem
2.2; 3.2-SQ1 slide 2 LS TS Zea mays stem
2.3; 3.2-SQ1; 3.3-SQ3, slide 3 TS Cucurbita sp. stem
2.3 slide 4 TS Lycopersicon sp. (Solanum) stem
3.2; 3.2-SQ1 slide 5 TS Dianthus sp. stem
3.2; 3.2-SQ1; 3.3-SQ2 slide 6 TS Medicago sp. stem
3.2-SQ1; 3.3-SQ4 slide 7 TS Helianthus sp. stem
3.2-SQ1 slide 8 TS Triticum aestivum stem
3.2-SQ1 slide 9 TS Peperomia sp. stem
Variations in light-harvesting structures 4 slide 10 TS Ligustrum sp. leaf
slide 11 TS Eucalyptus sp. leaf
slide 12 TS Bromus sp. leaf
Demonstration slides:
Light-harvesting structures:TS Homocladium cladode; Slide A  ; Slide B  ; Slide C (ebot link);  Slide D  ; Slide E  ; Slide F; Slide G (ebot link)

C3 and C4 Identification

Week 10 Primary roots and Introduction to Cambia Root Anatomy, root tip organisation 4.1; SQ4 slide 1 LS Vicia faba root tip
Tissue systems 4.2 slide 2 TS Vicia faba at 3 stages root tip
Mature primary structure 4.4 slide 3 TS Vicia faba young root
Structure of the endodermis 4.6; SQ3; SQ4 slide 4 TS root Ranunculus sp. root
4.6; SQ3; SQ4 slide 5 TS root Iris sp. root
4.6; SQ4 slide 6 TS root of Smilax sp. root
4.6 slide 7 TS Agapanthus sp.  very young root
4.6; SQ4 slide 8 TS Agapanthus sp. young root
4.6; SQ4 slide 9 TS Agapanthus sp old root
Origin on lateral roots 4.7 slide 10; no virtual slide available TS Vicia faba root with laterals (nsa)
SQ4; 4.7 slide 11 TS Lupinus sp root
Demonstration slides: Underdevelopment  TS Ficus aerial root; TS Ficus aerial root (young) (some air bubbles); TS Lupin diarch root; TS Zea prop root; TS Vicia root tip (3 positions); TS Vicia lateral root development (not a great slide).
Week 11: Secondary Growth in stems and roots, and the anatomy of wood Cambium origin and secondary vascular patterns in stems 1.1; 2.1 slide 1 TS Hydrangea sp. stem (old)
1.1 slide 3 TS Cucurbita sp. stem
1.1 slide 4 TS Coleus sp. stem
1.1 slide 5 TS Tilia sp. young stem
1.1 slide 6 TS Tilia sp. stem (one year old)
1.1; 2.1 slide 7 TS, TLS & RLS Tilia sp. stem (5-6 years old)
Cambium origin and secondary vascular patterns in roots 1.2; 2.2 slide 2 TS Rose root
1.2; 2.2 slide 8 TS Ricinus communis root
Anatomy of wood 3.3 slide 9 TS, RLS, TLS Acacia longifolia stem
3.3 slide 10 TS, RLS, TLS Grevillea robusta stem
Demonstration slides:
under development
 TS Vitis sp. stem; TS Salvia sp. stem; TS Vicia sp. old stem; TS Helianthus sp. stem (v. young); TS Tecoma sp. stem; TS Clematis sp. stem; TS Dracena stem;  TS Mirabilis stemSambucus sp. lenticel; TS Ficus sp. aerial root; TS Avicennia marina pneumatophore (terrible slide); TS Avicennia marina young stem; TS, TLS, RLS Pinus sp.; Pinus cambium; TS Pelargonium root.