SEM of heads of normal & mutant fruit fly

SEM of heads of normal & mutant fruit fly

Z340/0452 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.6MB

Downloadable file size: 7.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Normal and mutated fruit fly heads. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the heads of a normal (left) and a mutated (right) fruit fly (Drosophila sp.). The difference between the two is most obvious in their compound eyes (red). The mutant's eyes are smaller and more irregular than those of the normal fly. Mutations such as this are created by genetic researchers studying the effects of altering the flies' DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical which carries the genetic code. Drosophila sp. is widely used for genetic experiments because it reproduces rapidly and is easily manipulated in the laboratory. Magnification unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, drosophila, drosophila sp., eye, fly, fruit fly, genetic experiment, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mutant, nature, normal, sem, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.