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Chondrocyte Mouse

Submitted by: Dr. Bryony Stott
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University

These are chondrocytes in the growth plate of the mouse femur. Each one sits in a Lacunae, a small hole in the cartilage. They are often in pairs because the surrounding cartilage is stiff and when the cells divide they are stuck next to each other. Cartilage stains red with Safranin-o. There is a small amount of bone in the top left corner (pale green - purple).  

Magnification: 40x



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