Osteocytes SEM

Scanning electron micrograph of osteocytes in bone. The sample was prepared by embedding the bone in resin, which was subsequently etched with perchloric acid. This image was created by removing the entire mineral in the sample leaving a replica of the cells. Therefore, what is observed is the resin that filled the spaces in the bone and the spaces inside the cells.  (from Wellcome Images)

Osteocytes SEM from Wellcome images (link).  Credit: Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen

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