ICBR contributes magnified images to UF Bug Week 2014

Published: June 9th, 2014

Category: All News, Electron Microscopy, Featured News

The UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research contributed to the University of Florida’s May 19-23 Bug Week excitement with microscopic images of fruit flies, lady bug wings and ticks.

The magnified images were taken using a scanning electron microscope and light microscope. Additional color was added to the original black and white images to enhance the detail of the images as well as make them more appealing for the campaign’s targeted young and bug enthusiast viewers.

Using an electron beam, these high-powered microscopes magnified the bugs up to 300,000 times their original size.

The second annual Bug Week, hosted by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, shared bug-related news, events, issues, photos and more on critters that call Florida home through its interactive website.

To check out the images in Bug Week’s Microscopic Bugs image gallery, head over to http://bugs.ufl.edu/microscopic-bugs/.

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