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Fish neuromast organ, close-up
- Prof. Andrew Forge
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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of neuromast organ in zebrafish lateral line system, showing cluster of stereocilia and surface sculpting of surrounding cells. The stereocilia work in a similar way to the hair cells of mammalian ears, detecting movements due to pressure changes in bodies of fluid (the cochlea is filled with fluid).