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Wood and Vegetable Fiber Microscopy (1540)

Students prepare known and unknown samples of wood and vegetable fibers interactively with the instructor after learning key anatomical features. Identification keys are used and studied to facilitate identification and characterization, noting the pitfalls and limitations for each particular material. Staining and microscopical techniques are taught for fiber characterization.

This course is appropriate for anyone involved in forensic science; food industry, indoor air quality and building materials science.

There is no prerequisite for this course.