Fly’s Eye View : 2012

Photograph by

Katrina Gold

About this image

Confocal light micrograph of a section through the eye and brain of a fly. The colours come from dyes that bind to specific proteins in different tissue structures and that fluoresce under laser illumination. Here the red tendril-like objects at top and right are photoreceptors. Nerve cells in the brain closest to the photoreceptors are shown in green. The image was captured digitally using a Leica TCS SPII microscope. Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom