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Typical mode of failure in spines of Asparagus setaceus.

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posted on 02.12.2015 by Friederike Gallenmüller, Amélie Feus, Kathrin Fiedler, Thomas Speck

a) longitudinal cut, red line indicating failure along the cork layer (failure at the tip not shown), b) typical appearance of the fracture area left by failure along the cork layer. The arrow indicates the small spot of damaged stem tissue being characteristically for this mode of failure.

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