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SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Inspired Art Gallery

Welcome to the world of tiny creatures and objects around us beautifully photographed under an electron microscope

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Dermestid beetle, SEM Featured SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Inspired Art Image

Dermestid beetle, SEM

Dermestid beetle. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM(=) of a dermestid beetle. Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles. Other common names include larder beetle, hide or leather beetles, and carpet beetles. Adult dermestids commonly eat pollen and feed on various flowers. The larvae are the damaging life stage. Dermestids have a variety of habits; most genera are scavengers that feed on dry animal or plant material, such as skin or pollen, animal hair, feathers, dead insects and natural fibers. These beetles are significant in forensic entomology. Some species are pests and can cause extensive damage to natural fibers in homes and businesses. They are used in taxidermy and by natural history museums to clean animal skeletons. Magnification: x 40 at 10cm wide

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Virus particles and bacteria, SEM Featured SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Inspired Art Image

Virus particles and bacteria, SEM

Vaccinia virus particles and bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of vaccinia virus particles (green). Unlike most viruses, vaccinia replicates in the cells cytoplasm, rather than the nucleus. Vaccinia belongs to the orthopoxvirus group. It causes cowpox, a disease of cattle and humans that produces skin lesions. It was first used by Jenner in 1796 to vaccinate against smallpox, a related but more deadly human disease. There are approximately ten times as many bacterial cells in the human flora as there are human cells in the body, with the largest number of the human flora being in the gut flora, and a large number on the skin. Magnification: x12000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide

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Thyroid, LM Featured SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Inspired Art Image

Thyroid, LM

Thyroid gland. Light micrograph (LM) of a thyroid gland showing the follicles. The follicles are lined by a single layer of cuboidal epithelial cells (blue), which synthesise and secrete the iodine-containing hormones T3 (tri-iodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). The thyroid follicle is filled with a glycoprotein substance called thyroglobulin or thyroid colloid (blue green), which is a storage form of the thyroid hormones. When actively secreting hormones the lining cells are large and cuboidal, when less active the follicles are distended and the secretory cells flattened. Magnification: x800 when printed 10cm wide

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