DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
False-colour scanning electron micrograph showing two human skin scales from a mild case of dandruff. Dead skin is shed continually from all over the body surface and scales such as these are a constituent of house dust. They are the staple food of dust mites. Magnification: x35 at 6x4.5 cm size.
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