STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Primate fingerprint ridges. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of dermal ridges on the finger of a primate. The analysis of fingerprints for matching purposes compares several features of the pattern, which includes the ridges seen here. Magnification: x65 when printed at 10 centimetres tall.
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