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Flat mite

Researchers in the ARS Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit can flash freeze mites—like this flat mite that feeds on coffee plants—in liquid nitrogen to create striking "snapshots" as they feed. The resulting images help scientists determine how agricultural pests and pathogens feed, reproduce, respond to threats, and survive. Find out more about the fascinating work being done by the ARS Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit.



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Image by ARS Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit
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