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Description

Scanning electron micrograph of the apical surface of neuromast organ of lateral line system in a 17-day-old zebrafish. The hair bundles at the top of each sensory cell emerge through a pore in the skin (picture width 52.8 um). Movement of the surrounding water deflects the hair bundle, stimulating the hair cell. Fish (and aquatic amphibian larvae) use such info to detect presence of other fish or avoid predators. All vertebrate inner ears that detect sound vibrations and are similar to the hair cells of neuromast organs.

Technical Details

B0002042 Neuromast organ, lateral line system. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Danio rerio
(zebrafish)
Cell Type
neuromast hair cell
Cellular Component
stereocilium
kinocilium

Biological Context

Biological Process
sensory perception
Zebrafish Anatomy
neuromast
lateral line system

Attribution

Name
Andrew Forge
Link
Wellcome Images

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Parameters Imaged
elastic scattering of electrons
Source of Contrast
differences in deposition of metal shadow
Visualization Methods
visualization of contiguous regions
Processing History
unprocessed raw data

Sample Preparation

Methods
chemically fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 733px ——
Y 576px ——
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