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Walking with bent knees and hips

Today’s Open Access File of the Day puts the famous Laetoli footprints (C) into the perspective of a modern human walking either normally (A) or with bent knees and hips (B).   Fig. 1 of the article Laetoli Footprints Preserve Earliest Direct Evidence of … Continue reading

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Danio bleached blond

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts embryos of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. At the top is the wild type, below a mutant called bleached blond, which was was produced by insertional mutagenesis, resulting in the disturbance of melanin synthesis and, consequently, … Continue reading

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The dots are gone

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts one step in the life cycle of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina, that of sexual maturity. In comparison to the previous stage, it has lost the characteristic blue and orange dots.     Fig. 1H of the article Dynamic expression … Continue reading

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Animal skeletons meet Open Access

Today, I played around with CatScan, trying to identify Open Access files in certain subject categories on Wikimedia Commons. One of these was the intersection between Animal skeletons and Open access (publishing), which gave the following results: Dinosaur skulls File:Pachycephalosaurus skull.png (Media from PLoS … Continue reading

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Miniature open-access frogs taking over?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day really is a file of the day, i.e. of January 12, 2012: published as part of the taxonomic description of a new species yesterday, it is currently featured on the main pages of the Thai, Bulgarian, English and German Wikipedias. Why? It depicts … Continue reading

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A moth’s time, frozen in amber

Today’s Open Access File of the Day takes us on a journey into the Early Eocene by highlighting the holotype of a newly described moth species, Baltimartyria rasnitsyni, enclosed in Baltic amber. Fig. 9 of the article On the systematic position of Baltimartyria Skalski, 1995 and description … Continue reading

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Snail eggs

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts eggs of the snail Pomacea canaliculata. It is cropped from a composite figure that compares egg masses of several species of Pomacea. Metadata: Cropped and rearranged from Fig. 3 of the article The identity, distribution, and impacts of … Continue reading

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