Science Images | Online Library by PSmicrographs
If you are looking for stock science images then you’ve come to the right place!PSmicrographs is a specialist science photo library containing high quality scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) and photo micrographs. We employ our own in-house digital scanning electron microscope and light microscopes, both equipped with dedicated digital capturing facilities. Our science images are used widely in all forms of modern media for educational, scientific, corporate and general interest purposes and we are now producing SEM videos material to meet a growing demand. The library also has an extensive collection of natural history photographs.
Hyssop pollen (Hyssopus officinalis) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) pollen grains (green) on a petal. Magnification: x1220 at 6x7cm size.
Clary sage oil glands (Salvia sclarea) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of glandular trichomes (microscopic hairs, purple) on the calyx of a clary sage (Salvia sclarea) plant. The trichomes are secreting globules of essential oils (round). Magnification: x250 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) foot. Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Chaffinch foot (Fringilla coelebs). Magnification: x2.5 at 10cm wide
Hogweed seeds (Heracleum sphondylium) SEM Science Image
Description:Hogweed, pair of seeds (Heracleum sphondylium), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Magnification x7.5 at 10cm wide.
Foraminiferan test (shell) SEM Science Image
Description:Foraminiferan test or shell (Elphidium crispum) lateral view, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Foraminifera are single-celled protozoa which construct and inhabit shells composed of several chambers. These are usually penetrated by pores through which the cellular contents is extruded. The organisms live in the sea or salt-water lakes. The shells form an important component of chalk. In previous geological ages foraminifera occurred in such enormous numbers that their shells, largely of calcium carbonate, have formed immense fossil deposits seen today as limestone. Magnification x529
Silkworm Cocoon Silk Fibres (SEM) Science Image
Description:Silkworm cocoon silk fibres. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of silk fibres. The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the silkmoth which has been domesticated from the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina. The domesticated silkmoth (Bombyx mori) is now completely dependent on human rearing as it does not occur in the wild but it can still breed with the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina and often produces hybrids. The larva prefers to eat leaves of the white mulberry but will eat leaves from other mulberry trees. They are veracious eaters and molt 4 times before going into the pupa phase of their life cycle. This is when they spin silk from their salivary glands and wrap themselves in it making a cocoon for protection when they are nearly motionless and most vulnerable. Each cocoon can have a thread of raw silk from 300 to around 900 metres long. Magnification x4000 (x1000 at 10cm wide).
Pollen (Viburnum rhytidophyllum) SEM Science Image
Description:Viburnum pollen grain. Scanning electron micrograph of a pollen grain of the plant Viburnum rhytidophyllum. This plant is very hardy and can tolerate temperatures as low as -15 degrees centigrade. It is a tall, vigorous and erect evergreen shrub which grows up to 5 meters in height. The leaves are corrugated and oblong to lance shaped up to 20cm long. It produces white tubular flowers in dense umbel-like cymes about 20cm across and then red berries which turn black. Magnification x12940 (x3200 at 10cm wide).
Potato Leaf ts (SEM) Science Image
Description:Potato leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a transverse section of a potato leaf (Solanum tuberosum). The upper and lower surfaces of the leaf are covered in a single layer of closely packed cells called the epidermis. Below the upper epidermis is a layer of palisade parenchyma cells containing many chloroplasts. Beneath this layer is the spongy mesophyll which has large intracellular spaces for gaseous exchange. At the bottom is the lower epidermis, a single layer of closely packed cells where the stomata control gas exchange within the spongy mesophyll. Magnification x1260 (x262 at 10cm wide).
Yew Leaf Stomata (SEM) Science Image
Description:Yew stomata. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of stomata (pores) on the surface of the leaf of an English yew (Taxus baccata). Stomata are pores which regulate gas and water exchange between the leaf and the atmosphere. During the day they open (as seen here) to allow the exchange of gases during photosynthesis, closing at night to prevent water loss. They are opened and closed by two bordering guard cells. Yew is a long-lived poisonous tree which inhabits cool, hilly areas throughout Europe and northern Asia. Magnification x4260 (x1050 at 10cm wide).
Diatom frustules (Campylodiscus sp.) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Campylodiscus hibernicus, a freshwater diatom. Magnification: x440 when printed 10cm wide
Lavender Pollen Grain (Lavandula dentata) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain (yellow) amongst the petal (papilla) cells (purple) of a French lavender (Lavandula dentata) flower. Magnification: x2476 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) Science Image
Description:Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) on an apple. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched. Fruit flies are widely used in genetic experiments, particularly in mutation experiments, because they reproduce rapidly and their genetic systems are well understood. Magnification: x20 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Lavender oil glands and trichomes (Lavandula dentata) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section of French lavender (Lavandula dentata) leaf. A number of oil glands (spheres) can also be seen. When the leaf is touched or damaged, the glands rupture and release the oil that gives lavender its distinctive fragrance. Magnification: x284 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Butterfly wing scales (Morpho aega) Science Image
Description:Butterfly wing scales. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of scales from the uppersurface of a morpho butterfly wing (Morpho aega). Each scale is covered with rows of microscopic ridges that diffract and reflect light to give the scales their bright metallic iridescent appearance. The colour is derived from interference of light waves and not by pigmentation. Magnification: x265 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Star Anise Centre Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the centre of a dried star anise fruit. Magnification: x9.5 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
About Scanning Electron MicrographsWe specialise in stock images and science images using a scanning electron microscope (sem) by which we produce scanning electron micrographs. All our stock photos and sem images are produced to a high quality. Electron micrographs take us into a realm unseen by the human eye. Electron microscope images can record detail of insects, plants and microscopic flora and fauna which normally cannot be seen. Our scanning electron microscope images of chromosomes and blood are second to none.
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