10 Drosophila Salivary Chromosomes

Drosophila salivary gland polytene chromosomes

 

Highly replicated polytene chromosomes of the Drosophila salivary gland stained with DAPI (blue) and antibodies directed against gypsy insulator proteins Su(Hw) (green) and Mod(mdg4)2.2 (red).

 

Credit: Elissa Lei, Ph.D. @ NIH

 

Used in the article "The humble fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster — An Introduction" on SciTechLab blog.

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Taken on August 7, 2006