PICTURES: Best Microscopic-Life Images of 2009 Named

PICTURES: Best Microscopic-Life Images of 2009 Named
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Eighth Place: Flower Power

A picture of the sea anemone-like thale cress flower, seen 20 times larger than life, won eighth place in the 2009 BioScapes contest. The plant, photographed by biologist Heiti Paves of the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, is a popular model organism in plant biology and genetics.

(See Pavis's picture of a plant "phalus," which won a different microscope imaging contest earlier this year.)
— Photograph courtesy Heiti Paves, Olympus BioScapes
 
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