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TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A scanning electron microscope image of the stem of a young cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plant. The thorn-like trichomes use a physical defense to keep insects and animals from eating the plant. The stem is 1.5 mm diameter in this image.
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