Help us to identify all the different organelles in a live 3D cheek cell!

 

Help us to identify all the different organelles in a live 3D cheek cell! 

Let’s have a look at this exciting video of a LIVE human cheek cell in 3D and identify all the different organelles.

The image has been acquired with a special new microscope – the 3D Cell Explorer – and is composed of 96 layers that show you the different planes of the cell. Scrolling through we can identify different organelles/ components from the inner core: the nucleus (a) to its cytoplasmic organelles: lysosomes (c) to the surrounding plasma membrane (b) and even the bacteria lying on the surface of the cell (d).

How many different components could you identify?

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