MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: What are those hairs in a fruit flies eye?

Date: Thu Apr 28 09:15:38 2005
Posted by Anna
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Ann Arbor State/Province: MI Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 1114697738.Ge

I was looking at a fruit fly in an SEM this morning and noticed that it had 
little "hairs" between it's ommatidia.  Are they really hairs and what are 
they there for?

Re: What are those hairs in a fruit flies eye?

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