Hair follicle, SEM

Hair follicle, SEM

P720/0219 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hair follicle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a longitudinal section through a freeze-fractured hair follicle. The skin surface (not seen) is towards top. The hair shaft (yellow/ brown) ascends through the skin to top centre. The hair shaft grows from a structure called a hair follicle. Several associated structures are seen, including a sebaceous gland (honeycombed, pink, lower frame) that produces the sebum that oils the hair and skin. The compact structures (purple and green, top left) are parts of the arrector pili muscle that allows the hair to stand on end. Hair consists of the fibrous protein keratin. Magnification: x200 at 6x7cm size.

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

Keywords: anatomy, arrector pili, coloured, connective tissue, epidermal, epidermis, erector muscle, follicle, fracture, fractured, freeze-fracture, freeze-fractured, hair, healthy, histology, human body, images, keratin, keratinized, longitudinal, magnified image, microscopic photos, normal, oil, oily, root, scanning electron micrograph, sebaceous gland, sebum, section, sectioned, sem, shaft, skin, subjects, surface, tissue

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