Coloured SEM of nerve fibres

Coloured SEM of nerve fibres

P350/0052 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.3MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nerve fibres. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of nerve fibres (brown). A group of nerves such as this is known as a fasciculus. The fibres are held together by connective tissue in the form of strands of collagen (red). Each nerve fibre consists of a nerve cell axon, the output process of a nerve cell, covered in an insulating fatty layer known as a myelin sheath. Myelin isolates the nerve from its surroundings, increasing the speed of nerve transmissions. Nerves collect, interpret and relay information. The fibres are used to pass the information on to other parts of the body, such as the muscles and organs like the brain. Magnification unknown.

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

Keywords: anatomy, axon, collagen, connective tissue, fasciculus, fibres, human body, myelin, myelination, nerve, nerve fibre, nerve fibres, nervous, system

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