Jan Michels - Place - Institute of Zoology, Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel - Kiel, Germany - Adhesive pad on a foreleg of Coccinella septempunctata (ladybird beetle) - Confocal, Autofluorescence -
Surface of zebrafish embryo skin - a high magnification SEM view of epithelial cells of zebrafish embryo skin at 72 hours post fertilization. (Credit: Marilyne Malbouyres and Florence Ruggiero, EMBO Journal) Nature Publishing Group
Barnacle Appendages by Neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute------ Stunning Images from the 2014 Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition [Slideshow] - Scientific American
and textures Photograph by Martin Oeggerli Large white butterfly egg Pieris brassicae The yellow eggs of the large white butterfly are laid in clumps on the undersides of cabbage leaves (above) and brussels sprouts.
Crystallized sulfur Known to be behind the characteristic odor of rotting eggs, sulfur is essential for all living cells. Cells make proteins that form strong chemical bonds called disulfide bridges between two adjacent sulfur atoms.