This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Peyer's patches, SEM

Peyer's patches, SEM

C009/5654

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Peyer's patches (red), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). These regions of lymphoid tissue are found in the human intestine, usually in the ileum, the final section of the small intestine. Their function is to defend against infection in the intestines, where large numbers of pathogenic microbes are found. This is because the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract is effectively exposed to the external environment despite being inside the body. Peyer's patches are named after the Swiss anatomist Johann Conrad Peyer, who described them in 1677. Magnification: x65 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}