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Colour-enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of Aloe vera pollen. Aloe vera is a species of succulent that is widely used as an ornamental plant, partly due to its long association with alternative medicine. Extracts are widely used in the cosmetics and herbal medicine industries. It is said to have healing and rejuvenating properties, but this are not supported by scientific evidence. Image width: 51.3 micrometers. Magnification: 1950x if the image is printed 10 cm wide.
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