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Natto and tofu

Natto and tofu
© Toshie Yaguchi, Tomoko Ikeda, Sadahiko Okamura (Hitachi Instrument Engineering Co.,Ltd.)

Natto, fermented soybeans(Center) : Fat particles in a cell of a soy bean become a big fat drop for germ of natto and cohere around the cell. A protein body is destroyed, however protein inside is observed in a solid state in the cell.

At 49th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 1993.


Specimen: Natto and tofu

Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-7100

Magnification : × 5,000

Accelerating voltage : 75 kV

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*This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.

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