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Injection of foreign particles and their intracellular translocation in living phloem fibers

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Droplets of castor oil 5–10 μ in diameter were injected into individual cells of living differentiated phloem fibers. The droplets retained their integrity and their movement was recorded on 16-mm movie film. These foreign particles were translocated, along with indigenous particles, by the rotational cytoplasmic currents of the fibers.

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Worley, J.F. Injection of foreign particles and their intracellular translocation in living phloem fibers. Planta 68, 286–291 (1966). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00385288

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  • Individual Cell
  • Foreign Particle
  • Phloem Fiber
  • Movie Film
  • Intracellular Translocation