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Winning Image “Marilyn Prawnrow”

Immunohistochemically labelled feedback neurons in the learning and memory center of a crustacean brain. Neuroanatomical evidence suggests that this region shares morphological characteristics across Arthropoda (crustaceans, hexapods, chelicerates, & myriapods) indicating that this important and elaborate brain region may have existed in a common invertebrate ancestor hundreds of millions of years ago.” Confocal microscopy.

By Marcel Sayre from Functional Zoology