Fruit Fly Intestinal Tissue (1 of 2) (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption In young fruit flies, the intestinal tissues are highly organized, as shown by the even distribution of different cell types, each represented by a different color. As flies age, this order breaks down, caused by unregulated stem cell activity and inability to form cells with specialized functions. Credit Images: Courtesy of Salk Institute for Biological Studies Usage Restrictions News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.