[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Stinging Cells

Caption: On the left is a hydra stained in blue where the light-sensitive opsin gene is expressed. On the right, two tentacle bulbs showing the arrangement of neurons and stinging cells (red), muscle fibers (green) and cell nuclei (blue).

Credit: David Plachetzki, UC Davis

Usage Restrictions: May be used with credit.

Related news release: Stinging came before seeing

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]