HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Stomach wall. Light micrograph of a section through the stomach. The upper layer is the glandular mucosa, which has gastric pits (white areas between purple cells) where the gastric glands open to the digestive lumen (large white area). Beneath this is the submucosa, which contains blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves. Magnification: x280 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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