2003 Small World, Prize - Jakob Jankowski Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Bonn - Bonn, Germany Specimen: Mouse Purkinje (brain) cells Technique: Differential interference contrast. Everything is so pretty under a microscope.
Lily flower bud Most members of the lily family are herb-like and are characterized by bulbs, or enlarged underground storage organs, which give rise to fleshy stems and erect narrow grass-like leaves. Many also display beautiful, showy flowers. Several species within this large family are cultivated as food crops and include such staple culinary ingredients as onions, shallots, garlic, chives, and leeks.