Caption: Stoma of a milkweed leaf (Asclepias spp.). Stomata (plural of stoma) are tiny openings in the epidermis of a plant that are surrounded by pairs of crescent-shaped cells, called guard cells, that facilitate gas exchange.
Magnification*: x300
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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