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Cross-section of the myelin sheath surrounding the axon of a peripheral nerve. Myelin is formed by Schwann cells and serves to insulate the axon electrically and to increase the rate of transmission of a nervous impulse. TEM X120,000
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Section of myelin sheath surrounding an axon. TEM
Cross-section of the myelin sheath surrounding the axon of a peripheral nerve. Myelin is formed by Schwann cells and serves to insulate the axon electrically and to increase the rate of transmission of a nervous impulse. TEM X120,000

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From gallery: Cell Biology
Photographer: Science VU .
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 2 Oct 2011
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Credit: Science VU/Enrico Mugnaini/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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