Transmission electron microscopy of Arabidopsis thaliana stem cross sections show distorted cell shapes (left image) and cytoplasmic inclusions (right image) identified in cuticle deficient mutant abcg11-3 (Bird et al., 2007. Plant J. 52 (3) 485-497). Images taken with the Tecnai Spirit 120kV TEM by undergraduate researcher Valerie Pringle in collaboration with PhD student Jessica Hancock, a member of the Samuels lab (Dept of Botany).