ID#: 9250
From a ventral perspective, and magnified 151X, this 2006 scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted an enlarged view of the chitinous, exoskeletal surface of a female louse, Pediculus humanus var. corporis, in the region where the organism’s forelegs and head, attached to its thoracic region. In this particular view, the exoskeleton seems to be composed of interlocking plates, in order to provide flexibility, the chitinous components were arranged in a plate-like manner, attached to one another with thin, but strong layers of exoskeletal chitin.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Joseph Strycharz, Ph.D.; Kyong Sup Yoon, Ph.D.; Frank Collins, Ph.D.
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.