Figure 3

Reconstruction of a human spermatozoon as imaged by SNOM. (A) SNOM topography, (B) SNOM optical reflection and (C) transmission images. (D) Longitudinal profile of midpiece along the red arrow, black arrows indicate bumps on cell surface, (E) horizontal cross section profiles starting from the initial part of the midpiece up to the end of the flagellum as obtained in the regions indicated by the white arrows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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