Fish neuromast organ, composite of 3 images

  • Prof. Andrew Forge
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Fish neuromast organ, composite of 3 images. Prof. Andrew Forge. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) of neuromast organs of zebrafish lateral line system, showing long stereocilia and clusters of shorter hairs at their bases. The sterocilia work in a similar way to the hair cells of mammalian ears, detecting movements due to pressure changes in bodies of fluid.


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