Coloured SEM of the X and Y human sex chromosomes

Coloured SEM of the X and Y human sex chromosomes

P656/0092 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 58.9MB

Downloadable file size: 4.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: BIOPHOTO ASSOCIATE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human sex chromosomes. Coloured Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) of human X and Y chromosomes, as found in a male. They are also known as the sex chromosomes because they determine the sex of the individual. Females have two X chromosomes; males have an X and a Y chromosome. The X chromosome (at left) is roughly X-shaped; the Y chromosome (at right) is Y-shaped. There are 23 pairs of chromosomes found in each human cell, but only the sex chromosomes differ so much in appearance. In a normal female one X chromosome becomes inactive and the other controls female development. In the male, the Y chromosome forms the male genital system. Magnification: x10,200 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x35,000 at 8x10 inch size.

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

Keywords:

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