Mark Talbot - Laser-scanning confocal micrograph of a mature rice stem diaphragm. The diaphragm is a specialized tissue organization containing vascular tissue (red) and a web of cells with a spongy appearance (white).
Vivien Rolland & Thomas Vanhercke - Laser-scanning confocal micrograph of a Sorghum leaf cross-section.Fat plants to fuel the world. After 3 years, the CSIRO Plant Oil group has reprogrammed sorghum leaves (L) into oil factories (R), with the liquid gold in yellow. The transfer of a metabolic pathway from seeds into leaves will assist the sustainable needs of a growing population.
Madeline Mitchell and Vivien Rolland - Laser-scanning confocal micrograph of a cotton leaf. Have we made crease-free cotton? After three years, the CSIRO cotton biotech team celebrated the successful engineering of a new stretchy building block into cotton cell walls (pink). We hope this will enhance cotton fibre properties so that one day our shirts wonât need ironing!