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medical illustration of Freeze fraction through a plant cell (Atropa belladonna) showing three chloroplasts
Magnification: 15 0000x
medical illustration of The cross section through the lung shows alveoli (red) bronchius with ciliated epithelial cells (yellow) and a blood vessel (dark red)
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 150x
medical illustration of Programmed cell death
Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death. In this process the cell shrinks and disintegrates into many single vesicles, which can be taken up by macrophages (white blood cells). Permanently, Apoptosis takes place in the body, because most cells only have a restricted life span.
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification 7000:1
medical illustration of Medicine: lung: Alveolarmacrophages
There are 5 Alveolarmacrophages (gray) to be seen in the left half of the picture. These cells of the immune system move amoeba-like detecting inhaled foreign bodies in the bronchioles and pulmonary alveoli (gr.: macro= big, phagos=devourer).
The yellowish colored cells are single epithelium cells equipped with ciliated epithelia.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 11 000:1
medical illustration of Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax. It is primarily a disease of sheep, goats, cattle, but sometimes spreads from animals to humans as well. Magnification 15,000:1.
medical illustration of Larva of the Common Green Lacewing
The larvae of green lacewings feed predatory on aphids. They seize the aphids with their mandibles, transformed to big pliers and suck them.
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification  130:1
medical illustration of Leaf with chloroplasts
Here a freeze fracture image (Tanaka break) shows a section through a leaf of the black night shade (Solanum nigrum). The chloroplasts (green) are seen through the cell walls in a fractured state. Inside the chloroplasts the light reactions of photosynthesis take place.
SEM, magnification 4600:1
medical illustration of Cyanidium caldarium   
The blue-greenish unicellular red algae Cyanidium caldarium live in saltlakes. They survive easily drying and cristallisation of the salt. These strongly blue-green protozoa are assigned to the red algae and live in salt puddles of up to 80 ° C. 
Transmission electron microscope, magnification 50 000:1
medical illustration of Drosophila suzukii, Proboscis
The spotted wing fruit fly is originally native to Southeast Asia, it has now spread through the international fruit trade in the temperate climate of the whole northern hemisphere. D. suzukii is a fruit crop pest and is a serious economic threat to soft summer fruit.  Here the proboscis, the tool used for ingesting juice, can be seen unfolded.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 300:1
medical illustration of Polysterene
This plastic foam is a further development of the styrofoam. It has an altered molecular structure that makes the material more stable and shock absorbing. This foam is mainly used as packaging material. You can see the inner walls of the foam.
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification  1200:1
medical illustration of Erythrocytes
Red blood cells contain the protein hemoglobin which provides for the oxygen transport in the body. Here the erythrocytes can be seen in a opened blood clot. Fibrinogen, a substance in the blood plasma, forms long chains under the influence of thrombin and thus acts as a
medical illustration of Spores from the fern species Dryopteris filix-mas, also known as the male fern. Magnification 250:1
medical illustration of Medicine: Lung: Bronchial cells
A fracture through the tissue of the ciliated cells of the human lung is shown (Tunica mucosa). These ciliated epithelia line the whole bronchi of the lung. In rhythmic motion the ciliaea of these cells transport inhaled dirt particles, together with separated mucus, from the lung in the direction of the trachea.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 20 000:1
medical illustration of Wood fern (Dryopteris flix-mas) is a common fern of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Spore capsules (Sporangia) are growing on the lower side of its leaves. Lots of these sporangia are seen here. When drying off the capsules break open and fling out most of the spores, others will be blown out by the wind. 
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 440:1
medical illustration of The dog flea parasite on canids, mainly in rural areas. The animals are about 2-4 mm long and brownish and feed on their hosts blood. They are flattened on the sides, very smooth and can move quickly in the fur. Dog fleas can jump up to 40 cm wide and 20 cm high. Under perfect conditions (25°C / 80% relative humidity) their development takes  about 3 weeks.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 250: 1
medical illustration of The image shows the skin of a larva of the Anopheles moscito with a fan-shaped hair. Anopheles mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing or slowly flowing waters. The larvae feed on microorganisms directly under the surface. 
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification  5300:1
medical illustration of The carob tree is a timber native to the Mediterranean region and the Near East. Here the surface of the leaf with a hair and pores (stomata) is shown. The hard wood is processed for parquet, fences and the like. The fruits serve as food. Dried and grounded carob powder originates from it, which can be used like cocoa.
Locust bean gum is extracted from the seeds, which is used as a thickening agent (E 410).
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 1600:1
medical illustration of Groundcherries are a genus of plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), native to warm temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. Especially striking are the fruits which are completely surrounded by a lantern-shaped flower cup (calyx). Here the weather-beaten flower cup  is shown.
Scanning-electron microscope, magnification  62:1
medical illustration of The image shows pollen of horse chestnut in the dried stage. The horse chestnut is cultivated as an ornamental tree and planted in parks, the heyday is March / April. Pollen are the carriers of the male genetic material of flowering plants. They can cause allergies on skin and mucous membranes of sensitive persons. 
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 2500:1
medical illustration of The picture shows the struts within a femoral head. These struts are the 'spongy' bone, which has a high stability at a low weight. This bone is weakened by osteoporosis (yellow zones). Misdirected osteoclasts have reduced the osseous tissue. 
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification  700:1
medical illustration of Groundcherries are a genus of plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), native to warm temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. Especially striking are the fruits which are completely surrounded by a lantern-shaped flower cup (calyx). Here the weather-beaten flower cup  is shown.
Scanning-electron microscope, magnification  62:1
medical illustration of These louse fly infects bats. With the help of their claws, they can move well in the fur of the host and change the host without difficulty within the colonies. As an adaptation to the bats living close together in caves louse flies have lost their eyes and wings.
Scanning Electron Microscope, magnification  3300:1
medical illustration of This Transmission electron micrograph shows two negative stained paramyxoviruses (measles). The measles virus is spread by droplet infection (coughing, sneezing, speaking) or direct human contact. Infection is likely after a short exposure and leaves a lifelong immunity.
Transmission electron microscope, magnification 250 000:1
medical illustration of This sample from the bottom of the Red Sea at a depth of about 20 meters consists entirely of animal-derived structures. Thus housing of tubeworms, spicules of sponges, coral fragments and a snail shell can be seen. 
Scanning-Electron Microscope, Magnification 260:1
medical illustration of The evening primroses (Oenothera), originally native to North and South America, belong to the family of willowherbs or evening primroses. Here the surface of a pollen grain of the evening primrose is shown, with its characteristic filaments that hold the pollen in packets and probably support the attachment to insects.
Scanning-Electron Microscope, Magnification 11 000:1
medical illustration of The caterpillar of the Manduca Moth (Manduca sexta) feeds on leaves of the tobacco plant. The toxic nicotine stored in the leaf hairs accumulates in the body of the caterpillar without harming it. This makes it inedible for most enemies. If the attack with Manduca caterpillars gets to a certain point, the plant sends out chemical messengers attracting a species of bugs that kill and feed on the caterpillars.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 200: 1
medical illustration of A semen of the common Agrimony. From the dusted blossoms of the common Agrimony grow barbed fruits. The fruits get stuck in the fur of roaming big mammals and are spread about big distances (epichory). The blossoms are modestly designed flowers. They allure hoverflies, flies, and honey bees to pollination with their plentiful pollen offer.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 120:1
medical illustration of Papilio belongs to the impressive Swallowtail butterflies or Nymphalidae. The surface of a wing scale displays very fine veins. The inside of this scale is made up of many layers of chitin that have an exactly defined, same distance to each other. If light hits on it, a strong, green iridescence originates from interferences inside the scale.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 33 000:1
medical illustration of Ultrathin section through a white blood cell, a monocyte. These immune cells are able to absorb and remove foreign bodies. Clearly visible is the red-coloured nucleus, in blue the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum (pink).
Transmission Electron Microscope, magnification  29 000:1
medical illustration of The Caterpillar of the common blue (Polyommatus icarus) feed on nectar from common restharrow (Ononis repens) and bird's-foot-trefoil 
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 150: 1
medical illustration of Valeriana, flower
Valerian is a perennial herbaceous plant of Central Europe. It grows up to 50 - 100 cm high. All valerian species contain alkaloids and especially ethereal oils. In particular the sesquiterpenes are responsible for the sleep-inducing and calming effect. From valerian root dry extracts or tinctures are obtained, which are used as sedatives or sleeping pills. Here you can see a single bloom, only few millimeters in size.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification app. 100: 1
medical illustration of Insect: Eye of a Mosquito
The eye of a mosquito consists of several dozens of single eyes, attached to each other like honeycomb. Every single eye perceives a small cutting of the whole field of vision, the sensory impressions of the single eyes are processed in the brain to a general view. A mosquito can perceive quick movements much more clearly than a human being (up to 300 pictures/sec, person 60 pictures/sec). 
Scanning electron microscope, magnification app. 400:1
medical illustration of The rasping tongue (radula) of a red slug (Arion rufus) is evenly covered with denticles. So food is very finely grated already during intake. The radula is composed of chitin and grows continuously from the rear, as the teeth wear out. 
Scanning-Electron Microscope Magnification app. 1000:1
medical illustration of A used piece of tooth silk is covered with bacteria and cells of the mucosa.
Scanning electron microscope, Magnification app. 2500:1
medical illustration of Immune System: The SEM Image shows a Macrophage (big, bright) with three T-Helper Cells (brownish). After making contact to the Macrophage, the Helper Cells assist the Macrophages in phagocytosis.
Scanning Electron Microscope, Magnification 2900:1 (when 15cms/ 6
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medical illustration of The Water Bear is a small creature that lives in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats such as lichen and damp moss.  In dry conditions, they can enter a cryptobiotic state of dessication, known as a tun, to survive. In this state, water bears can survive for up to a decade. 
Scanning electron microscope, 700:1
medical illustration of The egg of a water bear (tardigrade) appears with an amazingly complex surface.
Scanning-Electron Microscope, 1000:1
medical illustration of Photography, Biology, Botany
medical illustration of This bacteria is causative agent of chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers. 
Scanning electron microscope, 15 000:1 (when 15cms wide)
medical illustration of This parasite is transmitted by mosquitos and infects mammals.
Scanning -Electron-Microscope,  10 000:1 (when 12cms wde)
medical illustration of This protozoan was found in a lake in Germany.
Scanning -Electron-Microscope,  1600:1 (when 12cms wde)


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