SEM of Fruit Fly Eye

SEM of Fruit Fly Eye

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Credit: Aaron J. Bell/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Colour enhanced scanning electron micrograph of the eye of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), comprised of approximately 800 hexagonal ommatidia with each ommatidium containing eight photoreceptor cells. Sensory hairs project for the surface between the ommatidia. Magnification 200X.

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