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Connective tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of abdominal connective tissue, showing its strands of collagen fibres (brown). Connective tissue is a diverse group of tissues that provides structural support in body tissues and organs. Collagen, a protein, is found in tendons, cartilage, ligaments, skin and bone. Its fibres are inelastic, yet strong. Magnification: x1160 at 6x6cm size.
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