Scanning electron images from Thomasson's work to be included in British academic work

Images of grains of wheat starch taken on a scanning electron microscope by Fort Hays State University's Dr. Joe Thomasson, professor of biological sciences, will be used in a book by a professor at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England.

Dr. Kevin Pyke, of Nottingham's School of Biosciences at the university's Sutton Bonington campus, is writing an academic text tentatively titled "Plastid Biology," which covers minute structures inside plant cells. The book is expected to be published this year by Cambridge University Press.

"It shows the international reach of the research and teaching we do here at FHSU," said Thomasson. "It is an honor to have a fellow scientist recognize the significance of one's work by asking to include it in a book he is publishing."

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