JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of the sensory surface of a vomeronasal organ (Jacobson organ). The vomeronasal organ is an auxiliary olfactory organ that can detect pheromones and scents. Its surface is a pseudostratified epithelium very similar to olfactory epithelium. Several bundles of nerve fibres appear in the lamina propria. Magnification: x180 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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