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20 eye-opening microscopic images from the Olympus BioScapes Competition

In this image captured by M. Reza Dadpour, the primordium (bud) of the weedy flower Tribulus sp. is shown at its final stages of development.

Photo: M. Reza Dadpour

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Tribulus bud

Fifth prize. In this image captured by M. Reza Dadpour, the primordium (bud) of the weedy flower Tribulus sp. is shown at its final stages of development. More than 100 z-stacks were combined to produce the final image, which was captured using epillumination.

Dadpour belongs to the Department of Horticultural Sciences at University of Tabriz in Tabriz, Iran.