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Constellation of SRSV

Constellation of SRSV

© Eiko Nakazawa, Shinji Ikuta (Hitachi Science Systems, Ltd.)
© Isao Nagaoki (Instruments, Hitachi, Ltd.)

It is a pseudo-colored electron microscopic image of the negatively stained human viruses (SRSV : small round structured virus).
The alignment of their particles shows like the celestial constellation such as the Great Bear and Scorpio.

At 57th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy in 2001.


  • Specimen: Human small round structured virus
  • Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope H-7600
  • Magnification: × 25,000
  • Accelerating voltage: 100 kV
  • Software: Adobe® Photoshop® 5.0J
  • Specimen: Courtesy of Dr. Etsuko Utagawa (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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