Fruit fly, SEM

Fruit fly, SEM

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Caption: Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila busckii) on a banana. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched. Fruit flies are widely used in genetic experiments, particularly in mutation experiments, because they reproduce rapidly and their genetic systems are well understood. Magnification: x15 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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