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October 16, 2020

Mother rotifer with eggs and newly hatched offspring

A mother rotifer (Brachionus manjavacas), a microscopic invertebrate, carrying four eggs (right) and a newly hatched daughter (left). The image was acquired using polychromatic polarization and phase contrast.

[This research was supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.]

Learn more in the Eurekalert news story from the Marine Biological Laboratory Why are the offspring of older mothers less fit to live long and prosper? (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. , 2020)

Credit: Michael Shribak, Evgeny Ivashkin and Kristin Gribble

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