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Art of Science Gallery 02

Dust in the wind
Zeiss LSM 700 Confocal Microscope

Image provided by Tim Abbott, Manabu Nakamura Lab

Research funded by Martek Biosciences Inc. and the United States Department of Agriculture

This image, related to the previous one, takes a closer look at what happens in a developing spermatid. In a DHA-deficient mouse, the many small vesicles of acrosin (shown here in red) are not able to join together to form the acrosome, and instead remain scattered.