Posts of the Category: Virtual Microscope
The “Virtual Microscope” allows you to zoom into an image and to explore it in detail. You need a Flash Player to view the images.
The zoomable image shows the cross-section through the tongue of a rabbit. The muscles fibers and taste buds are visible.
The image shows a cross section through the stem of a pumpkin. Pumpkins belong to the dicotyledonous plants. The circular arrangement of the vascular tissue indicates this. Fifty five individual images were stitched together to make this zoomable image. The final size is about 100 megapixels (10000×10000 pixels). Happy exploring!
Use the horizontal slider to zoom into the image. On the left you can see a collapsed vein (the structure with the shape of a “2″), the oval structure on the right bottom is an artery. You can clearly see that the wall of the artery is substantially thicker. This is necessary to withstand the [...]
The zoom image shows two onion root tips, an ideal place to observe the different stages of mitosis.
I’d like to give you a quick evaluation of some online virtual microscopes and microscope simulations that I found. Write a comment, if I overlooked something and if you have further recommendations. Online Digital Microscope This virtual microscope allows the user to choose from a variety of plant, animal and microbe specimens. It is not [...]
The male pine cone (or flower) is responsible for forming pollen. These pollen grains are also visible in the image above. For a zoom-able image of a female pine cone, visit the following link:
The image above shows Lumbricus terrestris, the earth worm, in cross section. The red part in the center is the digestive system. You can zoom into the image. The only adjustment done to the image was a color correction. The image was not sharpened.
This the the parachute of a dandelion seed. The seed is not shown, it is attached to the long extension on the right. The leaves of the plant are toothed. The name “dandelion” comes from the French “dent-de-lion” meaning “lion’s tooth”. The microscopic observation reveals that the leaves are not the only part of the [...]