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Analytical Systems, Electron Microscopes & Medical Systems


Flowers on the lake

Flowers on the lake

© Takahiro Sato, Mitsuru Konno, Toshie Yaguchi, Takahito Hashimoto (Hitachi High-Tech corporation)

This is the pseudo color picture of dark field STEM image of a cell body of the protozoan parasites on the mouse duodenum and its line hair section by a scanning transmission electron microscope. Distribution of 9+2 structure of microtubule of line hair and ribosome cytoplasm granules seems to be six aquatic plants blooming in a flower garden and an inlet opening in a quiet shore. Such beautiful micro world structure reminds of a mystery of life.

At 61st photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2005.


  • Specimen: Mouse Duodenum buried in resin
  • Instrument: Ultra-thin Film Evaluation System HD-2300
  • Magnification: × 50,000
  • Accelerating voltage: 200 kV
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This work was presented at the "photo contest" hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
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