Trachea lining, SEM

Trachea lining, SEM

C016/9755 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 37.4MB

Downloadable file size: 7.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Trachea lining. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the lining of the trachea (wind pipe). The trachea links the larynx to the lungs. The epithelial lining consists of cells that have hair like cilia (green) on their surface and mucus-secreting glands. Mucus secreted by the glands traps debris, such as dust particles or bacteria, in the inhaled air, while the beating of the cilia moves the mucus and particles upwards out of the respiratory tract. This helps to keep the lungs and airways clear and prevent infection.

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

Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, cells, cilia, cilium, coloured, epithelial, epithelium, false-colour, false-coloured, lining, protection, protective, respiratory, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, secretion, sem, trachea, tract, wind pipe

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