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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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