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Unformatted text preview: often distinguish wood patterns macroscopically, looking at the cells microscopically is more revealing. Inspecting wood for grain pattern is easier at first in Conifers than in Angiosperms because the tracheids in conifer wood are more uniform. Xylem patterns and wood grain Wood is commonly cut in one of three ways: transverse, tangential or radial Transverse or cross section A transverse section will cut wood so that we see the "ends", or cross sections (short dimension) of vessels, tracheids and fibers and the tops (long dimension) of rays....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09