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39.6 x 32.0 cm ⏐ 15.6 x 12.6 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Snake dermis fibres, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The dermis is the layer of living skin below the outer epidermis and the scales of a snake. In the dermis, thick bands of dermal collagen provide a snake with mechanical support, along with muscles for movement and swallowing prey. Magnification: x500 when printed at 10 centimetres across.
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