Gecko sensory organ, SEM

Gecko sensory organ, SEM

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Caption: Gecko sensory organ. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a sensory organ in the epidermis (skin) of a gecko (family Gekkonidae). A variety of epidermal sensory organs exist in reptiles. This one may act as a tactile sensory organ (sensitive to the touch). Magnification: x2000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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