STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Fat cell. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through a fat cell (adipocyte). The adipocyte's granular cytoplasm is green, its nucleus is pink and lipid globules are orange. There are numerous energy-producing mitochondria (light green) within the cytoplasm. Adipocytes form adipose tissue which stores energy as an insulating layer of fat. Magnification: x1,800 at 6x7cm size.
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