New York , NY
Taste Organ, Sem
Photograph - Photograph
Electron micrograph of taste buds; groups of cells that sample oral concentrations of molecules and report the sensation to the brainstem. While taste buds are too small to see without a microscope, papillae or the epithelium surrounding the cells are visible as raised bumps on the tongue. The ability to taste helps protect us from poisons. x1200. Enhancement of 5w0672.
March 7th, 2013
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