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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Partnership

Image of the Day: Colorful Partnership

By | March 27, 2014

Xanthoria parientina, the fungal part of common orange lichen, is being sequenced as a model organism for lichen-forming fungus.

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image: Image of the Day: Shimmering Squid Skin

Image of the Day: Shimmering Squid Skin

By | March 26, 2014

Specialized cells, iridocytes in the skin of a female market squid, shift colors in an iridescent wave as the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, moves through them.

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image: Image of the Day: Fossilized Fern

Image of the Day: Fossilized Fern

By | March 25, 2014

180 million-year-old fern fossil that had its cell nuclei and chromosomes preserved by sudden burial in a volcanic eruption

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image: Image of the Day: Birthday Beetle

Image of the Day: Birthday Beetle

By | March 24, 2014

An insect Darwin collected 180 years ago was described as a new species, given the name Darwinilus sedarisi, on Darwin's 205th birthday.

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image: Image of the Day: Phytoplankton Garden

Image of the Day: Phytoplankton Garden

By | March 21, 2014

A lab culture of the photosynthetic phytoplankton Emilania huxleyi (strain NZEH)

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image: Image of the Day: Fringe Benefits

Image of the Day: Fringe Benefits

By | March 20, 2014

Two squat lobsters ascend the branches of an octocoral bush (Iridogorgia sp.).

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image: Image of the Day: Anther Full of Pollen

Image of the Day: Anther Full of Pollen

By | March 19, 2014

The male sex organ of thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) full of pollen spores

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image: Image of the Day: Nematode Brood To Be

Image of the Day: Nematode Brood To Be

By | March 18, 2014

A close-up of a female nematode (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis) reproductive tract with eggs

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image: Image of the Day: Soybean Scourge

Image of the Day: Soybean Scourge

By | March 17, 2014

A soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and its egg. The parasite infects the plant's roots and can devastate crop yields.

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image: Image of the Day: Mosquito Moustache

Image of the Day: Mosquito Moustache

By | March 14, 2014

Feeding hairs of a mosquito larva (Anopheles gambiae) (winner of the 2014 EMBO Journal Cover Contest)

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