Coloured SEM of enzyme ducts in housefly labellum

Coloured SEM of enzyme ducts in housefly labellum

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Caption: Fly's tongue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph showing the ventral aspect of the labellum of the house fly (Muscus domestica). This view shows the ducts which carry digestive enzymes along the tongue. The enzymes are used to pre- digest food, which is then 'mopped' up by the labella in liquid form. Magnification x950 at 6x4.5cm size.

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Keywords: animal, enzyme duct, fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, labellum, nature, of fly, tongue, wildlife, zoology

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