Botanical Sections

From:Sue Reilly

Hi All;
I have cross sections of epiphytic platycerium fern fronds stained in
Alcian Blue -Saffranin O. A thick red ring is apparent around the vascular
main veins does anyone know how I can distinguish if it is lignin or suberin?
Have fun

Sue Reilly (Mrs)  
School of Marine Biology and Aqua Culture
and School of Zoology and Tropical Ecology
James Cook University.
Townsville. Qld. 4811.
Telephone: 07-47814181
Facsimile: 07-47251570

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