An extremely high level of structural organisation is a key feature of all living beings, either plants, bacteria, animals, fungi, or even viruses. And all the details count, be it for biological functionality or for human use and understanding. After the first microscopes of Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, in the late 1600s, many types of microscopes have seen the light. The multidisciplinary use of all of them helps unravelling our world and our day to day challenges. How does a plant seed germinate? Why is the chaff of cereals so hard in mouth, how does an aphid pierce into a plant’s sugar sources, all these questions can be addressed with microscopy and research at the Consistence Laboratory in Barendrecht, where biological structures can be dissected despite level of hydration and complexity.
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