J. GROSS, BIOZENTRUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY J. GROSS, BIOZENTRUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
False-colour transmission electron micrograph showing fibrils of collagen (orange), the principal component of white connective tissue. The fibrils have been shadowed with a heavy metal to show their banded structure. Collagen is a tough fibrous protein, which is found in the skin, cartilage, bone, ligaments & tendons. It is relatively inelastic, but has a high tensile strength. Magnification x14,400 at 6x4.5cm size.
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