Visual system of a fruit fly halfway through pupal development

Date:12 March 2013 Tags:, , , ,

4th Place, Nikon Small World 2012 competition
Dr W Ryan Williamson
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green) 1500x
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Credit: Dr W Ryan Williamson | Nikon Small World

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