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From Fins to Wings
NOVEMBER 2006
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A Bug's Life
Photograph by Rosamond Purcell

Genes map out a long-horned beetle's body well before the bug takes on its familiar shape. The position and number of limbs, wings, antennae, even pincers are determined by "tool kit" genes switching on and off during development. Even colors and patterns are driven by genes—powerful bits of information that shape all living creatures.

Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon D50
Format: Digital
Lens: 60mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/10 @ f/29
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
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