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Brachiopod larva in the Nikon Small World 2021

This image of a brachiopod larva was selected in the Nikon Small World 2021 photomicrography competition!

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The blastopore of bryozoan embryos

This is a bryozoan embryo with its blastopore facing us. The blastopore is the hole in the middle. The “balls” are the nuclei of the cells that make up the embryo. While cells have many other structures, they are not visible in this image. The only thing visible is the DNA because I stained it […]

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Larva of a lamp shell

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The surface of a brachiopod embryo

This is a brachiopod embryo at the gastrula stage, showing its outer surface and the blastopore at the bottom. To visualize the cell membranes, I stained the sample for F-actin (filamentous protein fibers present in cells) and acquired a volumetric image stack in a confocal microscope. Then, I converted the original data to a 3D […]

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Eye imaginal disc of Drosophila

The eye imaginal disc of Drosophila (blue=elav, pink=repo, yellow=hrp) prepared with @Bugs_and_Slugs @ZVavrusova @zeiss_micro #embryo2017

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Surface of the pilidium larva