LM of a longitudinal section through muscle fibres

LM of a longitudinal section through muscle fibres

P154/0113 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 28.7MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MANFRED KAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Skeletal muscle. Light micrograph of a longitudinal section through skeletal muscle fibres. Muscle fibres are extremely long, cylindrical cells (running from top to bottom). Running the length of each fibre are thin threads called myofibrils (not seen). The cross striations (pink stripes) are due to the regular arrangement of contractile proteins in these myofibrils. These proteins (actin and myosin) slide past each other when a muscle contraction takes place, shortening the fibre. The oval structure at lower centre is most likely a small blood vessel. Skeletal muscle is muscle under voluntary control. Magnification unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, fibres, human body, images, light micrograph, magnified image, microscopic photos, muscle, muscles, skeletal, skeletal muscle, striated, striated muscle, subjects, voluntary

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.