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image: Image of the Day: Bug Brothers

Image of the Day: Bug Brothers

By | March 25, 2016

A pair of hours-old Gonocerus acuteangulatus step out together.

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image: Image of the Day: Color Coded

Image of the Day: Color Coded

By | March 24, 2016

Genetic tagging of epithelial cells, like the ones covering the top half of this zebrafish scale, allows researchers to visualize skin regeneration following injury in real time.

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image: Image of the Day: Centriole Sorting

Image of the Day: Centriole Sorting

By | March 23, 2016

A real-time recording of starfish egg formation reveals how the cell expels its centrioles—structures involved in cell division labeled mother (green) or daughter (purple)—prior to fertilization.

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image: Image of the Day: Monet-esque Micrograph

Image of the Day: Monet-esque Micrograph

By | March 22, 2016

Human tissue has been labeled using immunostaining in this colorful micrograph to show blood vessels (blue) and molecules involved in an immune response (red and green).

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image: Image of the Day: Casual Cruising

Image of the Day: Casual Cruising

By | March 21, 2016

This free-swimming rotifer, carrying tiny particles of plant matter in its gut, propels itself through the water by beating circles of cilia on its head.

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image: Image of the Day: Delicate Ducts

Image of the Day: Delicate Ducts

By | March 18, 2016

These tracheae form part of the respiratory system in the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori).

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image: Image of the Day: Fancy Feet

Image of the Day: Fancy Feet

By | March 17, 2016

The growth (or absence) of foot feathers—“muffs”—in these pigeons is regulated by the relative expression of hindlimb and wing development genes.

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image: Image of the Day: Subterranean Settlers

Image of the Day: Subterranean Settlers

By | March 16, 2016

Soil bacteria (yellow) grow on the surface of an Arabidopsis plant root (purple and blue) in this colored electron scanning micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Undercover Veggie

Image of the Day: Undercover Veggie

By | March 15, 2016

This female jumping spider (Maevia inclemens) is supplementing her diet with nectar from a Prunus shrub.

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image: Image of the Day: Viral View

Image of the Day: Viral View

By | March 14, 2016

The Zika virion measures approximately 50 nanometers across and contains multiple protein types (shown in blue and green) both within and at the surface of the lipid membrane.

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