STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph (LM) of a section from the ovary of a child. The immature ovary contains numerour primordial follicles that are present at the time of birth and remain inactive until sexual maturity and the start of the hormonally driven ovarian cycle. Magnification: x10 when printed at 10 centimetres across.
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