Mouse tongue, SEM

Mouse tongue, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tongue of a mouse, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The tongue is covered in thin projections called filiform papillae. These sense touch. Less numerous fungiform papillae (flat topped) are also seen, which are responsible for taste. Magnification: x170 when printed 10cm high.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal body, biological, biology, coloured, false-coloured, filiform papillae, fungiform papillae, nature, papilla, pink, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, sensory, taste bud, taste buds, tastebud, tastebuds, tongue, zoological, zoology

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