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Scanning electron micrograph of a seed from a Utricularia striatula plant. Utricularia striatula is a small carnivorous plant that is widespread from tropical Africa to New Guinea.

Technical Details

Image collected on a FEI Quanta Family with the follwing imaging parameters: magnification: 400x, Horizontal Field Width: 300μm, Vacuum: 60, Voltage: 20k V, Detector: ETD, Spot: 5 nA, and Working Distance: 22.4 mm.

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Utricularia striatula
Cell Type
Cellular Component
seed coat

Biological Context

Biological Process
development of flowering plant
reproduction of flowering plant


Azizi Abd
FEI Life Science Images


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

Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue


Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 670px ——
Y 580px ——
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