R. BICK, B. POINDEXTER, UT MEDICAL SCHOOL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY R. BICK, B. POINDEXTER, UT MEDICAL SCHOOL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Intestinal nerve plexus, fluorescence deconvolution micrograph. Fluorescent dyes have been used to highlight tissues and cellular structures: nerve tissue (bright green), cell nuclei (blue), external layers (red and dark green). The nerve tissue here forms a grouping of nerves known as a plexus. This is Meissner's plexus, and it is is contained between two external intestinal muscle layers (top and bottom).
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