Improvements in the Peel-Method of Preparing Sections of Fossil Plants

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THE peel-method of preparing sections of fossil plants was briefly described by me in NATURE of Oct. 13, 1928, p.571. The use of cellulose esters was recommended for preparing peel-sections. Since writing that letter, I have performed experiments on the use of gelatine instead of cellulose esters, and have obtained results which fully justify the adoption of gelatine on many occasions in which this type of section is required. For small sections the cellulose ester solutions are more easily applicable, but for large sections, for example, those exceeding 2 sq. decimetres in area, gelatine is preferable.

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