Category: Virtual Microscope


Cell division (mitosis) in the apical meristem of onion root tips

The zoom image shows two onion root tips, an ideal place to observe the different stages of mitosis.

Online Virtual Microscopes

I’d like to give you a quick evaluation of some online virtual microscopes and microscope simulations that I found.

Virtual microscope: Male flower of a pine tree (Pinus)

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:

Virtual Microscope: Cross section of the earth worm (Lumbricus terrestris)

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.

Virtual microscope: dandelion parachute

Here is a large image of a dandelion seed. Happy exploring!

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