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Caught on Camera

Selected Images of the Day from

The Scientist Staff
Feb 1, 2019
ALL OUT WAR: This image shows galls in which wasps develop attached to a parasitic love vine. Both the insects and the vines prey on oak trees, but the parasitic plant can attack the developing wasps.
Posted: August 21, 2018
Brandon Martin, Rice UniversitY

FLOOD PROTECTION: Scanning electron micrograph of wax-coated plant hairs (scale bar 20 μm), induced to grow within the galls of a social aphid species
Posted: October 31, 2018
Keigo Uematsu

SEAWEED SEQUENCE: The paving-stone arrangement of seaweed cells (Ulva mutabilis), the full genome of which researchers sequenced in September
Posted: September 17, 2018
John H. Bothwell

SLIMY BUSINESS: Nitrogen-fixing corn varieties from Mexico secrete large amounts of sugar-rich gel to help symbiotic microbes fix nitrogen for the plants.
Posted: August 13, 2018
Jean-Michel Ané
BLOOMING ALGAE: This image of a living colony of the marine algal species Licmophora sp. won the Hilda Canter-Lund Annual Photography Award from the British Phycological Society in July.
Posted: July 9, 2018
Rafael Martin-Ledo