Drosophila Adult Ovary

Drosophila Adult Ovary

Xuefeng Meng
Yamashita Lab

Whitehead Institute

This image shows a flattened adult ovary of a fruit fly, consisting of germ cells at different stages of development. It looks like an assembly chain of a factory. The induvial compartments are called egg chambers, and different sizes indicate different development stages. The biggest compartments are developed eggs.

I took those images to compare female germline development in different genotypes, especially focusing on if the mutation of certain genes would impact this process.

a flowery-looking cluster of glowing purple and green fluorescent cells outlined by thin lines against a black background

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