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water, and water; cell after cell

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Fig. 13. Black Spruce (a) radial position. The cellulose gone, leaving a glassy, friable structure. Fungal threads penetrating cell after cell, or running lengthwise, are seen.
ex Francis Ernest Lloyd (1868-1947 *). The decay of mine timbers (1924)
University of Toronto copy, archive.org

epigram ex caption and p 36

“Ever questioning nature (‘the highest authority’) he followed whatever lead she gave him. While this urge imparted a certain erratic course to his researches as a whole...”
ex George W. Scarth, “In Memoriam Francis Ernest Lloyd.” Plant Physiology 23:1 (January 1948) : 3

6 October 2018
tags: a certain erratic course; decay; lumber; method; timber; water; Francis Ernest Lloyd