Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress) anther (20x)Nikon's Small World has been displaying photography through the microscope since 1974, but its photomicrography competition dates back to 1977.
The 1st place winning photo in 2009 was taken by Heiti Paves - Tallinn University of Technology.
Courtesy of Nikon Small World
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