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Changes in the Lacunal Parenchyma of Mimosa pudica in Diurnal and Nocturnal Conditions


I RECENTLY reported that in the petiole of Mimosa pudica L. there are thread-like apparatuses which are stained with a basic dye solution.1 In another paper, the modes of the fixation of these thread-like apparatuses were described.2 In the present note, records of observation on the cytophysiological changes in the lacunal parenchyma of the petiole in both the diurnal and nocturnal conditions are dealt with.

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  1. 1

    Toriyama, H., Cytologia, 22, 60 (1957).

  2. 2

    Toriyama, H., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo), 71, 309 (1958).

  3. 3

    Toriyama, H., Cytologia, 18, 283 (1953).

  4. 4

    Toriyama, H., Cytologia, 19, 29 (1954).

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