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image: Image of the Day: Heart-shaped Rotifer

Image of the Day: Heart-shaped Rotifer

By | February 13, 2015

A rotifer's mouth and the surrounding corona make a heart shape (40x magnification).

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Trees

Image of the Day: Tiny Trees

By | February 12, 2015

Researchers have grown hemlock trees from frozen embryos for the first time.

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image: Image of the Day: Clot Capture

Image of the Day: Clot Capture

By | February 11, 2015

A blood clot (gray) ensnares many different types of cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Grass

Image of the Day: Golden Grass

By | February 10, 2015

A 100-million-year-old spikelet—covered in the parasitic fungus ergot and preserved in amber—is the oldest-known grass fossil.

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image: Image of the Day: Migratory Moth

Image of the Day: Migratory Moth

By | February 9, 2015

The American leafminer moth (Coptodisca lucifluella) infests pecan trees in the U.S. and walnut trees in Italy.

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image: Image of the Day: Filamentous Fungi

Image of the Day: Filamentous Fungi

By | February 6, 2015

The red filaments of Zymoseptoria tritici cause septoria leaf blotch, posing a threat to European wheat crops.

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image: Image of the Day: New Peruvian Amphibian

Image of the Day: New Peruvian Amphibian

By | February 5, 2015

The bright yellow Telmatobius ventriflavum water frog was recently discovered in the Andes.

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image: Image of the Day: Galápagos Yeast

Image of the Day: Galápagos Yeast

By | February 4, 2015

The newly discovered Kazachstania yasuniensis was found growing on the rotten wood of a Galápagos native, the daisy tree, and is the 4,000th entry in the UK's National Collection of Yeast Cultures.

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image: Image of the Day: Foot-long Cell

Image of the Day: Foot-long Cell

By | February 3, 2015

The green alga Caulerpa taxifolia is the largest known single-celled organism; it can reach 6 inches to 12 inches long.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Corals

Image of the Day: Colorful Corals

By | February 2, 2015

With multiple copies of fluorescent pigment genes that protect their symbiotic algae from sunlight, staghorn corals (Acropora millepora) vary in hue.

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