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Localization of Aluminum in Epidermal Cells of Mature Tea Leaves

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Department of Informatics and Environmental Science, Kyoto Prefectural University, Hangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
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Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto daigaku-katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
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The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, 64-52-1 Nagatani, Tsuruga, Fukui 914-0192, Japan
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Quantum Beam Sci. 2019, 3(2), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/qubs3020009
Received: 15 April 2019 / Revised: 20 May 2019 / Accepted: 27 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ion Beams in Biology and Medicine)
We have determined the distribution of aluminum in the epidermal cells of mature tea leaves using micro-beam particle-induced X-ray emission. The observed pattern of aluminum distribution in the epidermal cells suggests that aluminum exists in cell walls. Silicon exhibits a distribution that is nearly identical to that of aluminum, suggesting co-localization with aluminum. View Full-Text
Keywords: tea; aluminum; spatial distribution; micro-beam; PIXE tea; aluminum; spatial distribution; micro-beam; PIXE
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Haruyama, Y.; Fujiwara, T.; Yasuda, K.; Saito, M.; Suzuki, K. Localization of Aluminum in Epidermal Cells of Mature Tea Leaves. Quantum Beam Sci. 2019, 3, 9.

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