False-colour SEM of human bronchial epithelium

False-colour SEM of human bronchial epithelium

P580/0032 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of interior surface of a human bronchus, 1 of the larger elements of the bronchial tree that conducts air to the alveoli (air sacs of the lung), where gaseous exchange occurs. The bronchial epithelium is covered with cilia (feathery in appearance) and mucous-secreting cells (mucous secreted appears yellow), which filter the incoming air of dust particles (the cilia are fine projections, which beat constantly, directing dust particles back towards the trachea). The mucous secreted helps scrub the air of harmful gases such as ozone and sulphur dioxide. Magnification: X 1700 at 35mm size.

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

Keywords: anatomy, bronchus (human), cilia, false-coloured, human body, respiratory system

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