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Kerstyn Comley 'Fat free fibres'

Porcine fat cells have a diameter of approximately 70µm. They are surrounded by a complex network of collagen fibres. Scanning electron micrographs of the microstructure of biological tissues provides insight into their mechanical properties. The image has been cropped. Cells in the background have been digitally removed to highlight the location on an individual cell. A colour wash has been applied. Acknowledgement: Jeremy Skepper at the Multi-imaging centre, Anatomy Department for assisting with sample preparation and loan of the microscopes.

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Taken on June 13, 2007