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Bouquet in latex

Invisible worlds appear in the images obtained through a scanning electron microscope. The photograph above shows a bouquet of the protozoan Phytomonas françai seen in its natural environment, the latex ducts in manioc leaves. The parasite causes the so-called isoporization of  roots. In other words, the roots shrink.

Elliott Kitajima
Agronomist of the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (Esalq), USP