Journey to the centre of an apple

Join us on a highly-magnified “[…] exhilerating [sic] journey through an apple.” [courtesy MeBioS, KU Leuven, The Netherlands]

“This movie shows the microstructure of an apple and was rendered from (microfocus) CT images of an apple. The images of the entire apple were obtained with an X-ray CT system at K.U.Leuven (MTM) and the images of the tissue were obtained at the ID19 beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility at 5 micrometer pixel resolution.”

Further details can be found in: ‘Three-Dimensional Gas Exchange Pathways in Pome Fruit Characterized by Synchrotron X-Ray Computed Tomography ‘ (Plant Physiology, June 2008, Vol. 147, pp. 518—527)

Bonus [1]: (Apple™-centred) A reminder of a costly and contentious court case :


Bonus [2]: (journey-to-the-centre centred) A highly-magnified food-related illustration by Édouard Riou from the novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne.