Image of the Week - April 29, 2019
CIL:39091 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/39091
Description: Light micrograph of elastic cartilage of the ear. This type of cartilage is made from a protein called elastin and is formed from a network of elastic fibers and collagen. The fibers form bundles which give the structure flexibility. The elastic cartilage shown in this image is from the outer ear, however, this type of cartilage is also found in larynx and epiglottis. A lower magnification view is available as CIL:39093.
Author: Ivor Mason
Licensing: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK)