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image: Image of the Day: Abnormal Tissue

Image of the Day: Abnormal Tissue

By | January 29, 2014

Goblet cells (blue) in a precancerous lesion in the human stomach

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image: Image of the Day: Giant Chromosomes

Image of the Day: Giant Chromosomes

By | January 28, 2014

Drosophila polytene chromosomes are formed by repeated rounds of DNA replication without cell division.

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image: Image of the Day: Shielded Microbe

Image of the Day: Shielded Microbe

By | January 27, 2014

This 8-micron-wide algal species (Gephyrocapsa oceanica) is covered in protective calcium carbonate plates.

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image: Image of the Day: Creepy Crawler

Image of the Day: Creepy Crawler

By | January 24, 2014

A parasitic nematode (Onchocerca volvulus) emerges from the antenna of a black fly (Simulium yahense).

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image: Image of the Day: Camouflaged Killer

Image of the Day: Camouflaged Killer

By | January 23, 2014

This crab spider (Thomisus onustus) disguises itself on a yellow flower in order to capture its bee prey.

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image: Image of the Day: Telling Fluorescence

Image of the Day: Telling Fluorescence

By | January 22, 2014

Differentiating mouse myoblast cells express a muscle-specific microRNA (green) and mRNA (red).

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image: Image of the Day: Harmless Fly

Image of the Day: Harmless Fly

By | January 21, 2014

The genitalia of this male scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) resemble a scorpion's stinger, but are used for holding on to the female during mating, not for stinging.

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image: Image of the Day: Asymmetric Division

Image of the Day: Asymmetric Division

By | January 20, 2014

One daughter cell of the freshwater bacterium Caulobacter crescentus always inherits the stalk, while the other is mobile.

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image: Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Gustation

Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Gustation

By | January 17, 2014

In the adult Drosophila brain, neurons that sense taste (green) interact with axons and dendrites of other nerve cells (red).

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Armor

Image of the Day: Tiny Armor

By | January 16, 2014

The lorica or shell secreted by the ciliated protist Codonellopsis ostenfeldii usually contains sand grains.

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