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Flap the wings

© Hideki Tsuboi, Masao Wada (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Takashi Aoyama (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)

Arabidopsis thaliana, all the genome were completely decoded in the 20th century, is still one of the typical model used in the field of molecule biology research.
The picture observed in a variable pressure SEM shows beautiful fine structure of the Arabidopsis trichome on a leaf of Arabidopsis thaliana. It gives us the imagination of a phoenix flying away from the cellular sea.

At 58th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 2002.

Condition

  • Specimen: Leaf of Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope S-3500N+Coolstage
  • Magnification: × 200
  • Accelerating voltage: 15 kV
  • Chamber pressure: 30 Pa
  • Specimen stage temperature: -12°C
  • Specimen: Courtesy of Associate Professor Takashi Aoyama (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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