Retina rod cells, SEM

Retina rod cells, SEM

P424/0179 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: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Retina photoreceptor rod cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a freeze-fractured section through a retina. The fracture plane (across bottom) has passed through the Muller cell layer. This layer supports the photoreceptor cells above. These are rod photoreceptor cells that contain rhodopsin (visual purple), a protein that aids vision in dim light. The cone photoreceptors that detect colour are not seen. The back layer (pigmented epithelium) of the retina would lie across top, but it has been removed. The surface of the retina is off bottom. Light reaching these photoreceptor cells, triggers signals that are sent to the brain.

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

Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, coloured, dim light vision, eye, false-coloured, freeze fractured, freeze-fractured, muller cell layer, photoreceptor, retina, rhodopsin, rod cells, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, section, sectioned, sem, sense, sight, vision, visual purple

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