KEVIN MACKENZIE / UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KEVIN MACKENZIE / UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Skeletal bone core surface. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of bone tissue in a bone core taken from a femur (thigh bone) and cleaned with enzymes to remove all soft tissues. This reveals the underlying bone structure, which includes osteocytes (bone cells) in this close-up view. Imaged using a backscatter electron detector (BSD).
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