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Select one of the samples in the petri dish and click to learn more about its typical structure and components.

Image of Petri Dish with four cells: Bacterium, Virus, Plant cell, Animal cell.

Plant Cell  |  Bacterium  |  Virus  |  Animal Cell

Animal Cell Virus Plant Cell Bacterium