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University of Iowa

Fruit Fly Auditory Organ

Caption: Located within the antenna of a fruit fly, the auditory organ (pictured) is shown being activated in response to the fruit fly love song. The sodium pump is stained in green, while blue highlights nuclei and red stains the cytoskeletal protein, actin.

Credit: Image provided by Madhuparna Roy.

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