biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 
Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 

Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

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currentsinbiology:

Cristatella mucedo (freshwater Bryozoan or moss animal) (6.5x)
Robert Brons
Spijk, The Netherlands
Technique: Darkfield

currentsinbiology:

Cristatella mucedo (freshwater Bryozoan or moss animal) (6.5x)

Robert Brons

Spijk, The Netherlands

Technique: Darkfield

21 July 2014 ♥ 149

thesegirlsareperfectprincesses:

Disney Villains Week -  Day 1 Underrated Villain - Shan Yu

Shan Yu often gets over looked when thinking about Disney Villains, which I believe is a real shame. Shan Yu is extremely ruthless. He murders not only hundreds of thousands of soldiers but also innocent men women and children in villages in China. Unlike other villains who may be unaware or ignorant of their crimes he is fully aware of his actions. He and his men not only ruthless but clever, cunning, and intelligent which can be a seriously deadly combo. 

21 July 2014 ♥ 160

astronomy-to-zoology:

Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus)

…Also known as the Royal Panque, the royal pleco is a species of armored catfish (Loricariidae) that occurs in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela where it occurs in the Orinoco and Amazon river basins. Like other “plecos” Panaque nigrolineatus is a benthic feeder and feeds mainly on algae and detritus. P. nigrolineatus is widely known as one of the few fish that is capable of digesting wood, as (like termites) it has symbiotic bacteria in its gut, which are capable of breaking down the wood.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Siluriformes-Loricariidae-Panaque-P. nigrolineatus

Images: Lcamtuf and Neale Monks

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