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Did you know? S2 cells from Drosophila (fruit fly) specimens have been used to study the underlying causes of a variety of sexually transmitted, ocular, and respiratory tract infections in humans and mammals.

Credit: William Voss

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Confocal techniques were used to capture this biofilm cultured in the Adirondack Wetlands. 
Credit: David Domozych

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#REPOST Autofluorescence is described as the natural emission of light by biological structures (such as mitochondria) when they have absorbed light. This image, captured using laser scanning confocal microscopy, shows molted shells from a plankton specimen.

Credit: Dr. Christine Farrar

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Commonly known as orchard grass or cat grass, Dactylis glomerata are distinctively known for their flattened stem base and tufted triangular flowerhead.

Credit: Gerd A. Günther

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Building a diatom collection🔬
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We docked yesterday and are officially back on land. As an added bonus, we brought friends... diatom friends! I think we’re all pretty excited to have them, especially my advisor (who photobombed me above 🤗).
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Up until the final day of our expedition, our lab was isolating single cells or colonies of diatoms using a dissecting scope, like the ones pictured above. We were generating a library of plankton cultures comprising individuals from each region along our transect, from the deserted Sargasso Sea to the productive coastal shelf waters.
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Isolating cells is a cumbersome task, but having diatom cell cultures will be extremely valuable as we analyze the diatom-nutrient response from our incubation experiments. They’ll allow us to tease out the individual species response from the whole plankton community response.
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You can imagine listening to a recording of a stand-up comedy show, and with each joke, the audience erupts in laughter 🤣. From listening 👂 you’d probably be able to figure out which jokes were the most successful, but you’d most likely have a hard time discerning which audience members were laughing at which jokes🤔. Now, imagine you also had recordings of each individual from the audience laughing separately🔉. You might actually be able to discern which person was laughing at each joke!
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That’s what single cell isolations will allow us to do! Separate the individual response from the diatom community response. We’ll characterize the response of each of the cells we isolated, so we can later go back into our experimental results and draw conclusions about which diatoms were stressed and which were doing just fine.
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These diatoms are ready for their recording. 🎤
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Here we see a close-up view of the parietal bone of a Triceratops dinosaur, dating over 68 million years old! 
Credit: Ellen-Thérèse Lamm 
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Quiz time! Do you know the average lifespan of a zebrafish? Let us know in the comments!

This image shows the head of a zebrafish captured using confocal microscopy. 
Credit: Dominik Paquet

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#REPOST This #microscopic image capture would be indistinguishable if you held this object in your hand. Any takers on what it could be?

Credit: Charles Kazilek

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Who knew citrus fruits could make for such beautiful micrographs! These images was produced with ascorbic acid, a vitamin and antioxidant found in most citrus fruits and green vegetables. Thanks @justinzoll for sharing!#olympus #sciart #microscopy #interference#microscope #micro #microscopic #microscopes#nature #ascorbicacid #acid #citrus #fruits#development #research #optics #imaging#objective #photooftheday #photomicrograph #🔬
A mouse's stomach consists of two distinct parts: the forestomach and the glandular stomach. Shown here is the glandular mucosa, formed by the epithelium and lamina propria, in the glandular stomach.

Credit: Marian Miller

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Here we see a Rhizoplegma boreale, a radiolarian from the Antarctic. This microscopic grazer traps prey using pseudopods running along its spiked arms. The star-shaped organism in the background is a silicoflagellate (phytoplankton, plant-like cell). Credit: John Dolan

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#REPOST With over 60 species and countless artificial hybrids, the genus of orchid known as Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular in and around China and Southeast Asia. This sample shows the root structure. 
Credit: Dr. Shirley Owens

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