Drosophila ovarian tissue
This image shows Drosophila ovarian tissue stained to see actin (red) and Filamin (blue) in muscle fibers. The small green dots are the FasciclinIII cell adhesion protein fused to Green Fluorescent Protein. The Fas3::GFP dots outline individual muscle cells. The large Fas3::GFP spots are in the egg chambers within the muscle layer.
Micrograph from Dr. Andrew M. Hudson in Lynn Cooley's lab
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