Rapidly clear plant tissues without fixation or dehydration
A versatile tool for optical sectioning, Visikol® for Plant Biology Visikol® TOX™ renders plant tissues transparent, allowing you to visualize internal structures of whole tissues without complex and time-consuming sectioning.
Chloral Hydrate Replacement
A Tool for Research
Visikol has been used by researchers at over 75 universities to aid in the study of plants. Rendering whole tissues clear allows for comprehensive study of morphology and development, as well as for the study of disease vectors and infection pathways. Visikol is a versatile tool and is compatible with a wide range of staining procedures.
Take a virtual tour through a basil leaf which has been cleared with Visikol.
The depth of field you get with Visikol allows you to traverse vertically through optical planes of your specimens, so you can get a clear understanding of spatial relationships and anatomical structures.
In this white paper, the superior clearing action of Visikol on Arabidopsis thaliana can be easily observed when directly compared to acidified chloral hydrate solution. Visikol is a rapid clearing agent for studying the morphology of Arabidopsis thaliana in whole specimens.
The performance of Visikol was evaluated in comparison to chloral hydrate and Visikol was demonstrated to be as effective in clearing a number of botanical species. This work has been published in May's issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, published by the Botanical Society of America.