Bird bone, SEM

Bird bone, SEM

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Caption: Bird bone tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous (spongy) bone from a starling's (Sturnus vulgaris) skull. This tissue, found in the interior of bones, is characterised by a honeycomb arrangement of trabeculae (columns) and spaces. This honeycomb structure provides support and strength to the bone. Magnification: x40 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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