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image: Image of the Day: Lonely Muscles

Image of the Day: Lonely Muscles

By | February 19, 2014

In a zebrafish mutant for one cell-surface receptor, myocytes do not fuse, but instead remain single cells with membranes labeled in white and nuclei in red.

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image: Image of the Day: Apoptotic Cell

Image of the Day: Apoptotic Cell

By | February 18, 2014

As HeLa cells die, they produce characteristic spikes and rounded blebs from their surfaces.

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image: Image of the Day: Carnivorous Slug

Image of the Day: Carnivorous Slug

By | February 17, 2014

The ghost slug (Selenochlamys ysbryda) uses rows of teeth on its tongue to feed on earthworms.

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image: Image of the Day: Loving White Blood Cell

Image of the Day: Loving White Blood Cell

By | February 14, 2014

This monocyte's nucleus adopted a heart shape, probably due to the technique used to prepare the slide for imaging.

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image: Image of the Day: Lepidopteran Disguise

Image of the Day: Lepidopteran Disguise

By | February 13, 2014

The luna moth (Actias luna) has four eye spots on its wings to confuse predators.

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image: Image of the Day: Reaching Out

Image of the Day: Reaching Out

By | February 12, 2014

The tentacle bulbs of a freshwater polyp (Hydra magnipapillata) with neurons labeled in red, nuclei in blue, and musculature in green

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image: Image of the Day: Invasive Bacteria

Image of the Day: Invasive Bacteria

By | February 11, 2014

Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (blue) invade human cells via structural changes in the plasma membrane known as ruffles (red).

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image: Image of the Day: Cleared Elasmobranch

Image of the Day: Cleared Elasmobranch

By | February 10, 2014

A juvenile butterfly ray (Gymnura crebripunctata) with cartilaginous elements in blue and mineralized tissue in crimson

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image: Image of the Day: Young Trematode

Image of the Day: Young Trematode

By | February 7, 2014

A larva of the parasite that causes intestinal schistosomiasis (Schistosoma mansoni) with nuclei in magenta, musculature in blue, and components of the nervous system in gold

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image: Image of the Day: Plant Hair

Image of the Day: Plant Hair

By | February 6, 2014

This trichome or hair on an Arabidopsis thaliana leaf is made of a single epidermal cell.

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