Human chromosomes

Human chromosomes

P656/0101 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 41.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Human chromosomes. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a group of human chromosomes. These thread-like structures occur in the nucleus of every cell, and are seen at metaphase of cell division. They carry genetic information in the form of genes. Each chromosome consists of two strands (chromatids) joined in a region known as the centromere or kinetochore. Chromosomes are capable of making exact copies of themselves while the cell is resting between successive cell divisions. When chromosomes divide, the centromere splits longitudinally. Apart from the sex cells, every human cell contains 46 chromosomes, 23 from the father and 23 from the mother.

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

Keywords: anatomy, centromere, chromosome, chromosomes, deoxyribonucleic acid, dna, double helix, genetics, heredity, human, human body, human chromosome, kinetochore, metaphase chromosome, scanning electron micrograph, sem

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