Morphology and Ultrastructure of Starch Grain

Dry starch granules observed by optical microscopy appear transparent. The development of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) permitted to obtain, after staining with rhodamine, three-dimensional images of starch granules (van de Velde et al., 2002). The potato starch granules are ellipsoids of a size generally ranging from 45 to 75 μm, and the corn starch […]