Scanning electron micrograph of newborn pig trachea cell line cultured in air-liquid interface conditions
Culturing newborn pig trachea cell lines in an in vitro air-liquid interface culture system allows a partial in vitro representation of porcine upper airway tissue that could be used to investigate some aspects of host/respiratory pathogen interactions. This scanning electron microscopy image shows a cellular layer exhibiting a complex topography and covered by a thick mucus layer.
Taken from: Francois Meurens et al., 2014, BMC Cell Biology [View article]
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