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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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image: Image of the Day: Hatching Soon

Image of the Day: Hatching Soon

By | January 15, 2014

Pipevine swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor) eggs on the stem of a white-veined Dutchman's pipe plant (Aristolochia fimbriata)

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image: Image of the Day: Cleared Fish

Image of the Day: Cleared Fish

By | January 14, 2014

A juvenile Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) with cartilage stained in blue and bone in red

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image: Image of the Day: Drosophila Heart

Image of the Day: Drosophila Heart

By | January 13, 2014

In a fruit fly model of cardiac amyloidosis, aggregates of a fragment of mutant Huntingtin protein (green) contribute to a reduction in myosin (pink) and actin (cyan) in heart muscle cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Flashy Fish

Image of the Day: Flashy Fish

By | January 10, 2014

False moray eels (Kaupichthys brachychirus, top, and Kaupichthys nuchalis, middle) and pipefish (Corythoichthys haematopterus, bottom) naturally fluoresce and may be capable of seeing fluorescence in other animals.

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image: Image of the Day: Protected Nerves

Image of the Day: Protected Nerves

By | January 9, 2014

Rat oligodendrocytes (green) myelinate glutamatergic neurons (red) but not interneurons (white).

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Flowers

Image of the Day: Ancient Flowers

By | January 8, 2014

A chunk of amber contains the remains of a 100-million-year-old flowering plant (Micropetasos burmensis).

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image: Image of the Day: Nectar Eater

Image of the Day: Nectar Eater

By | January 7, 2014

The hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) avoids competition from other insects by using its proboscis to feed on nectar from long and narrow flowers.

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