- Volume 14 Issue 4
The histochemical examination of Undaria pinnatifida Laver were conducted with light microscope and electron microscope. The results obtained were as follow: 1. Undaria pinnatifida frond were composed with epidermis, cortex and medulla. But the cutting section of Undaria pinnatifida Laver showed that only the epidermal cell were bound to each other. The cortex and medulla of the frond were destroyed during U.P. Laver process. 2. To identification of bind material of U.P. Laver, which were treated with sodium carbonate solution for extraction of alginic acid and reacted with Periodic Acid Schiff(PAS) reagent. And the PAS reaction result was negative by light microscope observation. On this result, we found out that the alginic acid has the binder role of U.P. Laver. 3. Also, the bind structure of U.P. Laver were observed by electron microscope and could well find out the epidermal cell wall and bind position of alginic acid, which were could not observed by light microscope.