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Silk fibres, 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: x2500 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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