HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nerve cell. Light micrograph of a nerve cell (neurone) from the brain. The neurone consists of a cell body (orange, centre) with numerous processes (dendrites) branching from it. The dendrites collect and transmit information from other nerve cells. The cell body also has an axon leading from it, through which it passes information to other cells. The neurone's nucleus (yellow, round) contains the cell's genetic information. Magnification: x280 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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