3-9, Tamatsukuri Motomachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0014, Japan
Plant Microtome allows you to easily prepare thin, uniform and highly reproducible tissue slices from raw plant samples without pretreatment such as paraffin embedding or freezing.
Explore the inside of plants with Plant Microtome. <motion picture>
You can see how to use Plant Microtome, and examples of stained slices.
Prepared by Shunichi Kato and Yoko Kidouchi, Iwate Agricultural junior College
■Examples of stained slices
Cucumber Vine of cucumber Vascular bundle of cucumber
Graft of cucumber Stem of dayflower with aphid Fasciated soybean
- Plant Microtome allows you to easily prepare thin, uniform and highly reproducible tissue slices from raw plant samples without pretreatment such as paraffin embedding or freezing.
- A plant leaf, stem, root, fruit, or growing point, which is pinched, pasted or bonded at a pith tip, is cut by a rotating knife (disposable blade) to prepare sections of 0.01 to 0.7 mm thick.
- A thick stem can be cut by directly holding it with a fixing bracket.
- The knife goes through the water tank whenever it rotates so that any adherents such as sample fragments, pith fragments or oil ingredients are washed away in the water to keep the knife always clean.
- In the manual microtome, sectioning is done by rotating the hand-wheel with the right hand while rotating the feeding scale with the left hand. Make sure of the thickness of each section until you get used to the system. You will soon be able to repeat the process more smoothly, and easily prepare beautiful sections regardless of their thickness. It is light and easy to carry.
- Plant pathology research and diagnosis
- Plant tissue research
- Plant quarantine
- Food texture research
- Student experiments and laboratory training
- Other agricultural and industrial applications
Model MTH‐1 Outside dimensions W200×D385×H230 mm Maximum sample diameter Ф12 mm Sample thickness 10 μm - several mm Number of setting samples ー Cutting speed ー Weight 7 kg