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Choose from 97 pictures in our Fruit Fly collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Compound eye of a fly, SEM Featured Fruit Fly Print

Compound eye of a fly, SEM

Compound eye. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a compound eye from a fruit fly (Drosophila busckii). The eye consists of many rounded lenses known as ommatidia. Each ommatidium is a simple eye that sends a signal to the fly's brain. All the signals are combined by the brain to form a mosaic view of the world. The image seen is not very sharp but good at detecting movements. Between the lenses are hair-like structures called interommatidial bristles. Magnification: x2500 when printed at 10 centimetres wide


LM of Drosophila giant (polytene) chromosome Featured Fruit Fly Print

LM of Drosophila giant (polytene) chromosome

Giant chromosome. Coloured computer-enhanced light micrograph of a giant (polytene) chromosome in a salivary gland cell of the fruit fly Drosophila funebris. Chromosomes are the thread- like structures present in the nucleus of all plant and animal cells. They contain the sequences of genes which govern inherited characteristics. The giant chromosome of the fruit fly is enlarged by repeated replica- tions (polyteny). A clear pattern of transverse bands (red & black) called chromomeres can be seen. Particular patterns help identify different parts of chromosomes and in the mapping of genes. Magnification: x390 at 5x7cm size. x985 at 18x10.5cm


Chikungunya virus research Featured Fruit Fly Print

Chikungunya virus research

Chikungunya virus research. Researcher working with cells cultured from Drosophila sp. fruit flies that have been genetically engineered to produce proteins of the Chikungunya virus. The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an insect-borne Alphavirus that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedes sp. mosquitoes. CHIKV infection causes an illness with symptoms similar to dengue fever, with an acute febrile phase of the illness lasting only two to five days, followed by a prolonged arthralgic disease that affects the joints of the extremities. The pain associated with CHIKV infection of the joints persists for weeks or months, or in some cases years. Photographed at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France