inner ear of a mouse showing distribution of tight junctions in blue
the spiral-shaped structure is the cochlea, the part of the inner ear containing organized rows of hair cells, specialized sensory structures that detect sound
the tubular structures at the top are semicircular canals, the part of the inner ear responsible for detecting head motion based on movement of little calcified stones (otoliths) over cells with specialized projections
the inner ear in both mice and humans is embedded safely within the skull and removal of these structures requires considerable skill
brightfield microscopy (63x)
credit: Alexander Gow and Cherie Southwood, Nikon Small World Competition 2013 Image of Distinction

inner ear of a mouse showing distribution of tight junctions in blue

the spiral-shaped structure is the cochlea, the part of the inner ear containing organized rows of hair cells, specialized sensory structures that detect sound

the tubular structures at the top are semicircular canals, the part of the inner ear responsible for detecting head motion based on movement of little calcified stones (otoliths) over cells with specialized projections

the inner ear in both mice and humans is embedded safely within the skull and removal of these structures requires considerable skill

brightfield microscopy (63x)

credit: Alexander Gow and Cherie Southwood, Nikon Small World Competition 2013 Image of Distinction

inner ear of a mouse showing distribution of tight junctions in blue
the spiral-shaped structure is the cochlea, the part of the inner ear containing organized rows of hair cells, specialized sensory structures that detect sound
the tubular structures at the top are semicircular canals, the part of the inner ear responsible for detecting head motion based on movement of little calcified stones (otoliths) over cells with specialized projections
the inner ear in both mice and humans is embedded safely within the skull and removal of these structures requires considerable skill
brightfield microscopy (63x)
credit: Alexander Gow and Cherie Southwood, Nikon Small World Competition 2013 Image of Distinction

inner ear of a mouse showing distribution of tight junctions in blue

the spiral-shaped structure is the cochlea, the part of the inner ear containing organized rows of hair cells, specialized sensory structures that detect sound

the tubular structures at the top are semicircular canals, the part of the inner ear responsible for detecting head motion based on movement of little calcified stones (otoliths) over cells with specialized projections

the inner ear in both mice and humans is embedded safely within the skull and removal of these structures requires considerable skill

brightfield microscopy (63x)

credit: Alexander Gow and Cherie Southwood, Nikon Small World Competition 2013 Image of Distinction

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