Rare fern grows in KCC lab

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    Kaua‘i Community College student Shyla Villanueva uses a microscope to check the viability of a spore from Adenophorus tamariscinus Wednesday following storage of the fern leaf in refrigeration for four months, at KCC’s natural science laboratory in Puhi.

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    Shyla Villanueva shakes spores onto the growing medium Wednesday in the Kaua‘i Community College natural sciences laboratory in Puhi.

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    Dr. Ruth Aguraiuja of the Estonia Tallinn Botanic Garden and Kaua‘i Community College student Shyla Villanueva collaborate on fern knowledge Wednesday at the KCC natural sciences laboratory in Puhi.

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    Kaua‘i Community College student Shyla Villanueva checks on gametophyte growth from spores from Adenophorus tamariscinus Wednesday at the KCC natural science laboratory in Puhi.

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    Adenophorus tamariscinus growth is seen Wednesday on medium germinated at the Kaua‘i Community College natural sciences laboratory in Puhi.

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    Kaua‘i Community College student Shyla Villanueva checks on gametophyte growth progress as Dr. Ruth Aguraiuja of the Estonia Tallinn Botanic Garden collaborates with KCC staff Wednesday at the college natural sciences laboratory in Puhi.

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    Kaua‘i Community College professor Dr. Brian Yamamoto and student Shyla Villanueva check on growth progress of Adenophorus tamariscinus Wednesday at the college’s natural sciences laboratory in Puhi.

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    Adenophorus tamariscinus specimens grow on a piece of lehua bark in the Kaua‘i Community College natural science laboratory in Puhi.

PUHI — Kaua‘i Community College student Shyla Villanueva, professor Dr. Brian Yamamoto of the Cognition Learning Center, and Dr. Ruth Aguraiuja of the Estonia Tallinn Botanic Garden/National Tropical Botanical Garden discovered gametophytes recently in the KCC natural sciences laboratory.

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