Fibres, light micrograph

Fibres, light micrograph

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Caption: Light microscopy of attachment of periosteum to spongy bone. Strong bundles of collagen (Sharpey's fibres) anchor the tissues covering the bone surface to the deeper lattice-shaped profiles of bone. Regions between the bone are filled with yellow or fatty-type bone marrow. Sharpey’s fibres are particularly important for anchoring teeth into their bony sockets. Magnification x 90 when printed at 10 cm.

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Keywords: biological, biology, bone, cancellous bone, collagen, haematoxylin and eosin and alcian blue stain, histological, histology, light micrograph, light microscopy, no-one, nobody, periosteum, section, sharpey's fibres, skeleton, spongy bone

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