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TEM image of a baculovirus OpbuNPV occlusion body from the larvae of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata. Occlusion bodies are consumed by moth larvae, and dissolved in the midgut which releases the virions to infect the host’s midgut epithelium. Pseudocolored. Courtesy: Joe Mowery at USDA ARS ECMU (Viruses 2017, 9, 307)
Lateral view LT-SEM image of the flat mite, Brevipalpus yothersi, which carries the cytoplasmic citrus leprosis virus, a devastating disease threatening citrus crops especially in Central and Southern America. Pseudocolored Image courtesy Gary Bauchan, Ron Ochoa and Chris Pooley, USDA ARS
“Life is a Puzzle” By Jim Kilcrease 2015 MSA Micrograph Contest Winner An artistic rendition of a confocal image of a leaf.
LT-SEM image of a hexagonal dendritic snow crystal captured by William Wergin and Eric Erby at USDA ARS. One of the first images of a snowflake captured using a SEM. Pseudocolored
TEM image of a sarcocyst embedded within snake muscle. The grayscale TEM image has been colorized to highlight the developing metrocytes (orange) which will eventually develop into mature bradyzoites (blue). Sarcocysts can only be identified to species based on TEM analysis of the patterns of the cyst wall (black). Image courtesy: Joe Mowery – USDA ARS