15 images from 15 years of the BMC series

As the BMC-series celebrates its 15th birthday, we look back on 15 memorable images from papers published in our journals.

Portrait of the lemur Lepilemur otto, a species first described in Craul et al. 2007 BMC Evolutionary Biology. “Unexpected species diversity of Malagasy primates (Lepilemur spp.) in the same biogeographical zone: a morphological and molecular approach with the description of two new species

Wang et al. 2010 BMC Developmental BiologyEmbryonic stages of the bat M. schreibersii fuliginosus. From Wang et al. 2010 BMC Developmental BiologyA comparative study of prenatal development in Miniopterus schreibersii fuliginosus, Hipposideros armiger and H. pratti

Ai et al. BMC Plant Biology 2013Flower structures of Incarvillea mairei and pollinator behavior. From Ai et al. 2013 BMC Plant BiologyThe reproductive strategy of a pollinator-limited Himalayan plant, Incarvillea mairei

Suzuki et al. 2014 BMC Evolutionary Biology

Ground plan of wing patterns in Nymphalinae butterflies. From Suzuki et al. 2014 BMC Evolutionary BiologyGradual and contingent evolutionary emergence of leaf mimicry in butterfly wing patterns

Sakakibara et al. BMC Neuroscience 2008

Myelination in the zi/zi rat hindbrain. From Sakakibara et al. 2008 BMC NeuroscienceNon-cell autonomous impairment of oligodendrocyte differentiation precedes CNS degeneration in the Zitter rat: Implications of macrophage/microglial activation in the pathogenesis

Banzato et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012Normal radiographic anatomy of the head of the green iguana. From Banzato et al. 2012 BMC Veterinary ResearchComparative evaluation of the cadaveric, radiographic and computed tomographic anatomy of the heads of green iguana (Iguana iguana), common tegu (Tupinambis merianae) and bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Tieleman BMC Biochemistry 2004Effect of a strong electric field on a lipid bilayer. From Tieleman 2004 BMC BiochemistryThe molecular basis of electroporation

Smith et al. BMC Structural Biology 2012Figure generated by the software package Chimera. From Smith et al. 2012 BMC Structural BiologyProtein Nano-Object Integrator (ProNOI) for generating atomic style objects for molecular modeling

Metscher BMC Physiology 2009Multiple views from a single scan of a 7-day post-hatching paddlefish. From Metscher 2009 BMC PhysiologyMicroCT for comparative morphology: simple staining methods allow high-contrast 3D imaging of diverse non-mineralized animal tissues

Ruiter et al. BMC Ecology 2013Views of the heads of larvae of various net-spinning caddisflies. From Ruiter et al. 2013 BMC EcologyDNA barcoding facilitates associations and diagnoses for Trichoptera larvae of the Churchill (Manitoba, Canada) area

Xiao et al. BMC Plant Biology 2009Scanning electron microscopy images of floral buds six, seven and eight days after floral initiation. From Xiao et al. 2009 BMC Plant BiologyIntegration of tomato reproductive developmental landmarks and expression profiles, and the effect of SUN on fruit shape

Oliveria et al. BMC Cell Biology 2005Cx43 immunoreactivity in brain slice culture injected with GL15 glioma cells. From Oliveria et al. 2005 BMC Cell BiologyContribution of gap junctional communication between tumor cells and astroglia to the invasion of the brain parenchyma by human glioblastomas

Anderson et al. BMC Genetics 2001Iris phenotypes in aging mice with normal and mutant phenotypes. From Anderson et al. 2001 BMC GeneticsGenetic modification of glaucoma associated phenotypes between AKXD-28/Ty and DBA/2J mice

Schneider et al. BMC Developmental Biology 2004Mouse embryos, one a wild type, the other a mutant with severe edema visible along its back. From Schneider et al. 2004 BMC Developmental BiologyIdentification of cardiac malformations in mice lacking Ptdsr using a novel high-throughput magnetic resonance imaging technique

Prado-Martinez et al. 2013 BMC GenomicsSnowflake, the only known albino gorilla. From Prado-Martinez et al. 2013 BMC GenomicsThe genome sequencing of an albino Western lowland gorilla reveals inbreeding in the wild

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