Coloured SEM of villi in the small intestine

Coloured SEM of villi in the small intestine

P520/0102 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.2MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Small intestine. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) showing the villi of the small intestine. Food particles are coloured green. Villi are finger-like projections from the intestinal wall which greatly increase the absorptive surface of this part of the digestive system. The villi's epithelium (lining) contains cells involved in the digestion and absorption of food. The villi also secrete mucus to aid the movement of food through the intestines. The small intestine is around 4 metres long, providing a large surface area for effective food absorption. Magnification unknown.

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

Keywords: anatomy, digestion, digestive system, gut, human body, images, intestinal villi, intestine, magnified image, microscopic photos, small, small intestine, subjects, villus

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