PROFESSORS P.M. MOTTA & S. MAKABE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSORS P.M. MOTTA & S. MAKABE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Collagen fibres. Coloured scanning electron micro- graph (SEM) of collagen fibres (yellow). These fibres are from the stroma which underlies the endometrium (lining) of the uterus of a 48 year old menopausal woman. Collagen is the major structural protein in the body, forming a large part of bones, tendons and tissues. Magnification: x900 at 6x7cm size.
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