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Description

Figure 298 from Chapter 11 (Melanin Pigment) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. Melanocyte pigment cell from the connective tissue at the root of the iris in the eye of the Macaca mulatta. The cytoplasm is crowded with melanosomes, which contribute to eye color. Image by Giuseppina Raviola. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Macaca mulatta
(rhesus macaque)
Cell Type
melanocyte
Cellular Component
melanosome

Biological Context

Biological Process
pigmentation

Attribution

Names
Don W. Fawcett
Giuseppina Raviola
Published
ISBN 0721635849
Link
http://www.ascb.org/bioeducate/Fawcett...

Grouping

This image is part of a group.

Imaging

Image Type
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Imaging Mode
illumination by electrons
detection of electrons
Parameters Imaged
electron density
Source of Contrast
stain with broad specificity
Visualization Methods
osmium tetroxide
Data Qualifiers
processed data

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 903px ——
Y 1269px ——
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