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Analytical Systems, Electron Microscopes & Medical Systems


Three Dimensional Structure of the HeLa Cell

© Katsuji Ito, Manabu Shirai, Mami Konomi, Eiko Nakazawa (Hitachi High-Tech Corporation)
© Sumire Inaga (Tottori University, Faculty of Medicine)

Three dimensionally reconstructed images of a cultured HeLa cell stained with platinum blue are presented; the images are composed of cross-section images serially acquired with 10 nm steps using an FIB-SEM.
Morphologies of chromosomes or cytoplasmic processes and their dispersion states in the cell are clearly visualized. It is expected that higher-order structure of unknown chromosomes will be elucidated by this technique.

1st Prize. At 73th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2017.


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