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Drosophila Fly Pushing Station 

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medical illustration of Rendered in Adobe Illustrator in a vintage pen-and-ink style. One of a series of illustrations for Dr. Stephanie Mohr's book, First in Fly, published in March 2018. A fly-pushing station is used by geneticists to study mutations in fruit flies. Carbon dioxide is used to anesthetize the flies. The flies are then gently poured from the vial onto the fly pad, under bright white lights, where they can be viewed under the microscope.
Next medical illustration of This artwork was contracted by geneticist and lecturer at Harvard University, Dr. Stephanie Mohr, to serve as a banner on her Twitter page. After much deliberation, she chose two flying flies from my collection of thumbnail sketches, saying they appeared the most dynamic and

Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster)

Rendered in Adobe Illustrator in a vintage pen-and-ink style. One of a series of illustrations for Dr. Stephanie Mohr's book, First in Fly, published in March 2018. A fly-pushing station is used by geneticists to study mutations in fruit flies. Carbon dioxide is used to anesthetize the flies. The flies are then gently poured from the vial onto the fly pad, under bright white lights, where they can be viewed under the microscope.

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