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SEM (Scanning Electron Micrograph) of the surface of a hop leaf (Humulus lupulus). The thorn structure is designed to deter predators from eating the leaf. These modified trichome structures also make the plant difficult to handle. This image was collected at 1,240x and represents a field of view of .1mm in the horizontal direction.
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