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Cytoskeleton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the cytoskeleton of a human skin cell. The cell nucleus is oval. The rest of the cells' contents have been biochemically extracted. The cytoskeleton is made up of three types of proteins; actin filaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments. The cytoskeleton maintains the cell's shape, allows some cellular mobility and is involved in intracellular transport. Magnification x3000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
May 14th, 2013
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