|Primary or BEN resource type|
|Secondary resource type|
|General Biology Core Concepts|
|Discipline Specific Core Concepts|
|Life science discipline (subject)|
|Keywords||trichome, plant hair, UV protection, confocal fluorescence microscopy|
|Intended End User Role|
|Pedagogical Use Description||Slides 1-5 define trichomes and provide examples of different forms.
Slides 6-10 provide examples of how trichomes act as herbivore deterrents.
Slides 11-13 explains how trichomes can be viewed by confocal/fluorescence microscopy. These slides can be used to describe confocal/fluorescence microscopy and also to demonstrate autofluorescence of plant pigments.
Slides 14-20 focus on the UV-absorbing ability of trichomes and provide confocal images for several examples.
Slides 21-23 show other types of unique adaptations. These include trichomes from sundew and highly branched trichomes in an aquatic plant.
Slides 24-26 present the biochemical nature of trichomes, which act as deterrents but also have medicinal and household uses.
Slides 27-28 provide references and acknowledgements.
|Primary Author Controlled Name|
|Primary Author Affiliation||Marshall University,
|Primary Author firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date Of Record Submission||2016-02-09|
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