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From: Transcriptome profiling of Elymus sibiricus, an important forage grass in Qinghai-Tibet plateau, reveals novel insights into candidate genes that potentially connected to seed shattering

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Histological analysis of abscission zone. (a) and (d), (b) and (e), (c) and (f) show longitudinal sections across the abscission zone of XH09 and ZhN03 at 7 DAH, 21 DAH and 28 DAH, respectively. Sections were stained with safranine-fast green, and lignin in red. (g) and (k), (h) and (l), (i) and (m) show scanning electron microscopy photos of pedicel junction after detachment of seeds in XH09 and ZhN03 at 7 DAH, 21 DAH and 28DAH, respectively. (j) and (n) show close-up scanning electron microscopy photos corresponding to red boxes in (i) and (m). A peeled-off and smooth surface is observed in the high seed shattering genotype XH09 (j), whereas broken and rough surface is observed in the low seed shattering genotype ZhN03 (n)

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