Image of the Month

image of the month

Novel nuclear bodies: Satellite bodies in Drosophila melanogaster female germline cells

A projection of a Drosophila stage 7/8 egg chamber with several gigantic nurse cells (germline cells).

Green: Novel nuclear bodies (satellite bodies) that cluster around the fourth chromosomes (dense red dots).

Red: DNA

Acquired on Exciter Upright, 40X lens

Taken by: Farzanah Akhbar (a former Temasek Poly intern) and Pek Jun Wei (PEK Jun Wei's Lab)

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