This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.
Ornamented skin on the leg of a rare soil mite
June 6, 2014|
June 6, 2014
Again with the intriguing photo that would be so much more interesting if you gave a little more explanation. What kind of mite is it, and where from? Why is its surface like that? Surely the texture serves some purpose. (Also, is it really accurate to call it "ornamented skin", if it's an exoskeleton? Usually those are made of chitin...)