This fluorescent micrograph shows the developing egg chambers within the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) ovary. The egg chambers house the maturing eggs - these are the cells at the tips of the egg chambers that face towards the outside of the image. The other cells present are called nurse cells; they occupy the rest of the chamber and assist the developing egg cells as they increase in size over time to produce a mature egg. The specimen has been stained with phalloidin, which marks the actin in the cells green and a nuclear marker that highlights the nuclei in red.
B0007685 Developing egg chambers from the Drosophila ovary. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
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