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Internal Structure of Chromatophores

Caption: Chromatophores were previously thought to be simply sacs of pigment that acted as filters; scientists have now discovered that nanostructures (labeled here as "granules") within the cells are capable of fluorescing.

Credit: Images courtesy of George Bell, Marine Biological Laboratory.

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