Inside a melanoma cell


Electron microscopy provides the details for an alluring vision of a melanoma cell.


The three-dimensional structure of a melanoma cell.
The three-dimensional structure of a melanoma cell.
Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

The illustration above shows the three-dimensional structure of a melanoma cell, as derived from ion abrasion scanning electron microscopy data.

In the cell can be seen mitochondria (red), endoplasmic reticulum (yellow), and the nucleus (gray).

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