Scanning EM Image of Hair Cells in the Utricle
Editor's Pics Jun 12, 2017
Dr David Furness, Wellcome Images
Scanning electron micrograph of hair cells in the utricle.
Colour-enhanced image of the sensory epithelium of the utricle showing the hair cells in blue. Movement of fluid over these hairs allows the position of the head to be sensed and the organism to make any necessary movements to remain balanced.
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