NEW ZEALAND TARANAKI

Electron Microscope Gallery

Close up views of viruses, cells, and the UGLIEST creature on this site...the Stem Weevil!


Click on an image below to see the full sized version

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Hairs on root cells of a plant
SEM of stomata and guard cells on a leaf (X 2000)
Cross section of vascular bundle in wood (xylem cells visible)
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Cross section of fungal hyphae in plant cells (X70,000)
Wool fibres (X2000)
Surface of leather (X1000)
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Marine photosynthetic diatom (X4000)
TEM of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (X170,000)
Collagen fibrils from chick metatarsal tendon (X71,400)
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Argentine Stem Weevil
Argentine Stem Weevil
Argentine Stem Weevil

 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TEACHERS AND RESOURCE WRITERS...

 

Hort+Research, a Crown Research Institute, has been kind enough to provide some examples of what can be seen using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microsope (TEM).

The SEM allows surface details to be seen, such as the Argentine Stem Weevil. TEM is used to look at features inside cells, such as the fungal hyphae penetrating the plant cells. Often a very thin section has been cut through a sample first.


FIND OUT MORE:-

  1. Build your own microscope !
  2. Add a camera to the eye piece to capture photos from your microscope here 
  3. Find out more about cells here
  4. Find out how an electron microscope works.
 

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