Haswell Lab

Elizabeth Haswell The image shows few cells from a wild-type moss Physcomitrium patens gametophore. Moss gametophores are comprised of leaf-like structures, phyllids, and on top, they carry reproductive organs. The walls between adjustment cells possess natural autofluorescence which is here shown in green. In the cell interior, chloroplasts are visible (in purple), due to the autofluorescence of chlorophyll. These chloroplasts are large and dominate the cell volume as they perform a bulk of photosynthesis. The rest of the cellular components are not visible as they were not fluorescently labeled. The image is a maximum projection of the deconvolved Z-stack.