Leaf galls on Acer pseudoplatanus, caused by Eriophyes macrorrhynchus, were investigated in order to demonstrate suction marks in the nutritive tissue. After a special treatment that removed the cell content and the cell wall matrix, small holes with a diameter of approximately 0.35 pm were found in the cellulose skeleton of the cell walls. The holes originate by physical and enzymatical action of the stinging parasite.

Acta botanica neerlandica

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T.G.J. Schmeits, & M.M.A. Sassen. (1978). Suction marks in nutrition cells of a gall on leaves of Acer pseudoplatanus L., caused by Eriophyes macrorrhynchus typicus Nal. Acta botanica neerlandica, 27(1), 27–33.