SEM of fruit fly Drosophila

SEM of fruit fly Drosophila

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Caption: Drosphila mutant with leg-antennae. Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the head of a mutant fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, with leg- antennae. A compound eye is at upper left. Above the eye are two long, jointed antennae ("leg-antennae"), the product of a genetic mutation. Normal antennae are small fleshy pads not much longer than the first joint seen here. The snout has a proboscis designed like a suction tube. Drosophila melanogaster has been used for many years in genetic studies because it is easy to raise in large numbers, reproduces rapidly, and many of its mutations (as here) are easy to spot without high magnification. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, antenna, drosophila mutant, fauna, fruit fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, leg antenna, mutant, mutant fruit fly, mutation, nature, scanning electron micrograph, sem, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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