fruit fly mutants

Vol. 07 – 2021 Spring

Different fly species?
These are in fact all the same fruit fly species Drosophila melanogaster.
Their different appearances are due to one or multiple genetic mutations, which lead to black bodies, white eyes, etc. There is one wild-type (normal) fly and mutant flies with 20 different phenotypes. Can you identify them all?
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Vol.06 – Winter 2021

Floating bubbles?
These are 3D alveolar (lung) organoids or mini-organs generated from culturing mouse alveolar stem cells in a culture dish. The organoids can produce different types of alveolar cells.
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Vol.05 – Autumn 2020

Meadow of flowers in full bloom?
The initiation of cephalic furrow in the Drosophila embryo. This enigmatic structure appears only transiently and yet precisely during development.
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Vol.04 – Spring 2020

On the cover:
Cytochrome protein containing heme moving in water. Snapshot from a simulation calculated by supercomputer MDGRAPE-4A.

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Vol. 03 – Winter 2019

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Inside view of a cell captured by electron microscopy. Structure in grey is the nucleus, and structures in yellow and other colors are mitochondria…

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Vol.02 – Summer 2019

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3D microscopic images of C. elegans embryo. Nuclei of the approximately 350 cells in the embryo were labeled with a fluorescent marker …

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Vol.01 – Spring 2019

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Hair follicle stem cells, which are important for hair shaft generation, secrete extracellular matrix proteins that guide the connections …

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