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Introduction

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Abstract

It is often possible to identify fragments of plants by studying their microscopical characteristics. The recognition of a single feature very rarely establishes the plant’s identity; more often, it is necessary to recognize a unique combination of characteristics. For plant identification, the most valuable characteristics are those least likely to be affected by changes in environment; if the feature is uncommon as well as stable, it is even more useful.

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© D. M. Catling and J. E. Grayson 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forensic Science LaboratoryThe Metropolitan PoliceUK
  2. 2.Thames PolytechnicUK

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