Bryant University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Cleared Leaf Epidermis (CLE) Technique: An Improved Method for Botanical and Paleobotanical Studies


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The Cleared Leaf Epidermis (CLE) technique was developed in the Laboratory for Terrestrial Environments to solve problems with traditional botanical and paleobotanical methods. The CLE is an improvement upon conventional Cleared Leaf (CL) technique in that it allows for precise measurement of three-dimensional epidermal characteristics and micromorphological features. The technique was first introduced in Liang et al 2022a and Liang et al 2022b.

The following video is the presentation about the Cleared Leaf Epidermis technique at Bryant REDay 2023.