JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of a vomeronasal organ (Jacobson organ) showing its typical crescent-shaped lumen enclosed by a thin bone capsule. The vomeronasal organ is an auxiliary olfactory organ that can detect pheromones and scents. The sensory cells are located in the concave, thicker surface. Magnification: x90 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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