This is a 3D representation of about 1,000 X-ray microCT scans of a American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) root. The grayscale images below show transverse and longitudinal views through the scanned root. White areas in the images generally represent cell walls and other dense materials that absorb X-rays. The dark gray areas are typically air spaces.
The original microCT data were collected at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced Light Source (beamline 8.3.2, microct.lbl.gov).
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