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HaCaT culture cells, light micrograph Featured Print

HaCaT culture cells, light micrograph

HaCaT cells. Immunofluorescence light micrographof HaCaT daughter cells that have resulted fromone cell dividing into two (mitosis). The nuclei, which contain the cell's genetic information, arepurple. The green strands are microtubules, whichare involved in cell division. HaCaT cells arehuman skin cells (keratinocytes) that have beentransformed (mutated) to be immortal. They haveunlimited growth potential, but unlike otherimmortal cell lines they are not tumourigenic(tumour forming). This means they grow in anorderly fashion and retain all the structural andfunctional features of human skin. HaCaT cells aregrown in the laboratory and are used in research, including wound healing research. Magnification:x980 when printed 10cm wide

© Dr Torsten Wittmann/Science Photo Library

E. coli bacterium, TEM Featured Print

E. coli bacterium, TEM

E. coli bacterium. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of an Escherichia coli bacterium in the early stages of binary fission, the process by which the bacterium divides. This Gram-negative bacillus (rod-shaped) bacterium normally inhabits the human intestines. Under certain conditions it may undergo rapid division, which increases its numbers to such an extent that it causes infection. E. coli cause 80% of all urinary tract infections, travellers diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in children. The hair-like appendages around the bacterium are pili, structures used for bacterial conjugation. Magnification: x25, 000 when printed at 10cm wide

© CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Salvinia Effect of Salvinia natans Featured Print

Salvinia Effect of Salvinia natans

Scanning electron micrograph of leaf detail of Salvinia natans, a floating fern type plant which has superhydrophobic trichomes or hairs on the upper surface of its leaves. Each of these eggbeater shaped hairs exhibits a hydrophilic tip on the top of each hydrophobic hair. The combination of a hydrophobic surface with hydrophilic tips is called the "Salvinia Effect". These air retaining surfaces are of great interest, particularly with regards to fuel consumption when applied to ships having to overcome friction produced by the drag of water on their hulls. This drag could be reduced dramatically with the "Salvinia Effect", a layer of air between the ship's hull and the water, saving vast amounts of fuel. A suggested estimated saving of 20 million tons of oil per year for just a 10% decrease in drag for shipping alone. Magnification: x372 (x122 at 10cm wide)

© POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY