Basic Histology -- Nuclei at Low Magnification Next Home Back

At lower magnification, nuclei are still easy to recognize.

They appear as blue dots.

Do not expect all nuclei to be round.

This is a nerve fiber running through fat.

In the nerve itself, the schwann cells are wrapped around the axons. You can see their nuclei scattered around.

In the fibrous tissue around the nerve ("epineurium"), the nuclei of cells that make tissue fibers are arranged with the long axes circumferentially around the nerve itself.

In the fat cells around the nerve, you can spot occasional nuclei at the edges of cells. It is hard to distinguish nuclei of the fat cells themselves and of the capillaries within the fat.

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