Woven silk, SEM

Woven silk, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Woven silk, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Silk is a protein fibre, which can be woven into textiles. It is obtained from the cocoons of metamorphosising silkworms. The silkworm is the larva of the domesticated silkmoth (Bombyx mori). Magnification: x200 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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