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Scanning Electron Microscope Image Collection

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Crysotile asbestos

Crysotile asbestos
Scanning electron micrograph of 5-Fold symmetry in crysotile asbestos. Magnification on the 5 x4 transparency = X 600, 000

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Liver

Liver
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a section through a liver (x 7000), an organ that has over 500 functions in the human body (x 800)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Taraxacum officinale, dandelion (fruiting head)

Taraxacum officinale, dandelion (fruiting head)
Scanning electron microscope image showing a vertical section through an unripe fruiting head of a dandelion in the yellow flower stage. Colour added artificially by computer

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Cimex lectularius, bed bug

Cimex lectularius, bed bug
Scanning electron microscope image of a bed bug (x 17). The sucking mouthparts enable the feeding bedbugs to pierce the hosts tissues and siphon out a blood meal

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Snail teeth

Snail teeth

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Plasmodium sp. malarial parasite

Plasmodium sp. malarial parasite
Scanning electron microscope image of a malarial protozoal parasite. The parasite requires the anopheles mosquito to complete its life cycle

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Kaolinite

Kaolinite
Scanning electron microscope image of kaolinite (x 4.00K). Its a common phyllosilicate mineral, its structure is composed of silicate sheets bonded to aluminum oxide/hydroxide layers

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite

Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite
Scanning electron microscope image of an itch or scabies mite, a parasite that infests a wide variety of mammalian hosts including humans

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Human red blood corpuscles

Human red blood corpuscles
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) of red blood cells showing their characteristic biconcave shape which increases the surface area for diffusion

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Globorotalia scitula, foraminifera fossil

Globorotalia scitula, foraminifera fossil
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image showing a fossilised planktonic species of foraminifera

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Scyliorhinus canicula, dogfish

Scyliorhinus canicula, dogfish
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the scales of a dogfish (x 40)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Aspergillus

Aspergillus
An SEM image of aspergillus in spore production (x 815 on a standard 9 cm wide print). The moulds are common in the northern hemisphere and some cause disease in humans and animals

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Caterpillar egg

Caterpillar egg
Scanning electron microscope image of a caterpillar egg (x 90), the caterpillar emerges by chewing through the shell (x 350)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Blackfly antenna

Blackfly antenna
Scanning electron microscope image of a blackfly antenna (x 350). These long sensory organs feel and taste objects as well as sensing vibrations and smells (x 1.1K)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Anopheles gambiae, mosquito

Anopheles gambiae, mosquito
Scanning electron microscope image showing a close-up of the compound eye of a female mosquito (x 2200 on a standard 9 cm wide print)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: T2 cell culture

T2 cell culture
Scanning electron microscope image showing a T2 cell culture (x 4K)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: The anus of a bot fly

The anus of a bot fly
Scanning electron microscope image of the anus of a bot fly. Image on display in the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Roundworm

Roundworm
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a parasitic roundworms head (x 1000 on a standard 9 cm wide print)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Moth egg

Moth egg
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a moth egg (x 90). The caterpillar emerges by chewing through the shell

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Dermatophagoides sp. dust mite

Dermatophagoides sp. dust mite
Scanning electron microscope image of a dust mite. Dust mites are secondary to pollen as a cause for allergies and they live in bedding, soft furniture and carpets

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite

Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies mite
Scanning electron microscope image of an itch or scabies mite, a parasite that infests a wide variety of mammalian hosts including man

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Dermatophagoides pteronyssius, dust mite

Dermatophagoides pteronyssius, dust mite
Scanning electron microscope image showing a dust mite (x 250 on standard 9cm wide print). This image has been artificially coloured by a computer

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Emiliania huxleyi coccolithophores

Emiliania huxleyi coccolithophores collected from a bloom in the SW Approaches to the English Channel in June 2004. Date: 2004

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Sea salt

Sea salt
A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of sea salt, artificially coloured by computer

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Tyrophagus casei, cheese mite

Tyrophagus casei, cheese mite
Scanning electron microscope image of a cheese mite (x 170). These creatures are generally considered to be a pest, however they are added to Altenburger cheese to give it flavour

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: SEM of echinoderm steroem

SEM of echinoderm steroem
A SEM of an example of stereom of an echinoderm (phylum which consists of 5 classes including starfish). Stereom is the structure formed by the fine networks of calcium carbonate which constitute

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Dermanyssus gallinae, red or poultry mite

Dermanyssus gallinae, red or poultry mite
Scanning electron microscope image of the red or poutry mite. Adults appear red when engorged with blood, but otherwise are black, grey or white. Females are about 1mm long

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Ceratodon purpureus, ceratodon moss spore capsule

Ceratodon purpureus, ceratodon moss spore capsule
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a ceratodon moss spore capsule (x 650 on a standard 9 cm wide print)

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Foraminifer

Foraminifer
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a foraminifer - a single celled organism

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Chrysanthemum, CT scan image

Chrysanthemum, CT scan image
CT Scan image of a Chrysanthemum

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Syracosphaera anthos

Syracosphaera anthos
Coccosphere from the Western Mediterranean. False coloured to show the shell is formed of inner and outer layers of coccoliths with very different structure

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Papilio palinurus, emerald swallowtail

Papilio palinurus, emerald swallowtail
SEM image of an emerald swallowtails wing

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Pieris rapae, small white

Pieris rapae, small white
SEM image of the wing of a small white butterfly

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Papilio machaon, old world swallowtail

Papilio machaon, old world swallowtail
SEM image of Papilio machaon wing

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Papilio palinurus, emerald swallowtail

Papilio palinurus, emerald swallowtail
SEM image of an emerald swallowtails wing

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Malachite

Malachite comprises of (copper carbonate hydroxide). Malachite has distinctive green banding and belongs to the carbonate class

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Scyphosphaera apsteinii

Scyphosphaera apsteinii. SEM image of an equatorial coccolith

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Dinosaur eggshell

Dinosaur eggshell
Scanning electron microscope image on display in the Darwin Centre

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Ventral surface of a mite from the prostigmatic species

Ventral surface of a mite from the prostigmatic species
Scanning electron microscope image displayed on the glass screens in the Darwin Centre, at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Visbyshaera oligofurcata, acritarch

Visbyshaera oligofurcata, acritarch
Scanning electron microscope image of a microfossil belonging to a group of marine phytoplanktonic organisms known as acritarchs that teemed in Silurian seas about 415 Ma ago

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Oestridae, botfly larva

Oestridae, botfly larva
Scanning electron microscope image of a botfly larva. They are parasites feeding on skin in the case of warble flies, nostrils in the flies that affect sheep and deer

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Difflugia Corona

Difflugia Corona
Freshwater Testate Amoebae. Magnification x 450

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Lycopod

Lycopod

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Diplopoda sp. plate millipede

Diplopoda sp. plate millipede
Scanning electron microscope image of a lateral view of the head of a plate millipede. Image displayed on the glass screens in the Darwin Centre, at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Trypanosomes

Trypanosomes
Scanning electron microscope image showing a trypanosoma blood smear. They have proved to be of great interest as they have evolved very differently to other better studied organisms

Background imageScanning Electron Microscope Image Collection: Ophioctenella sp. brittle star

Ophioctenella sp. brittle star
Scanning electron microscope image of the post-larval stage of a brittle star (x 110) A newly described species 1994



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