Human hair, SEM

Human hair, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human hair. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a knotted shaft of blonde Eurasian human hair. Hair consists largely of keratin, a fibrous protein. The hair cuticle is formed of overlapping plates or scales, which are thought to reduce hair matting. Magnification: x110 when printed 10cm high.

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