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Cephalic furrow thread

I published a cephalic furrow thread about our paper on Twitter and Mastodon. We recently updated the manuscript on bioRxiv. In addition to the tissue mechanics, this new version includes gene expression data comparing Drosophila with Clogmia, a fly that has no cephalic furrow… It gives us some hints about the patterning changes associated with […]

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notes biology

Living entoprocts

Live footage of entoprocts! Tiny colonial invertebrates that capture food with a crown of ciliated tentacles

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biology notes

Cifonauta’s 8th anniversary

Cifonauta, our image database for marine biology, is 8 years old today! Almost 12k photos and videos annotated with species names, geolocation, habitat, life mode, microscopy technique and more. Visit: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br Follow: @cifonauta

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biology imaging notes

Chubby ribbon worm

A chubby ribbon worm juvenile #Nemertean #WormWednesday

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science notes

Fly Station

Fly Station is ready for the #LNdWDD @mpicbg

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music articles

The Pluteus Trip

The Pluteus Trip is a music compilation that I created inspired by the life of these nifty echinoderm larvae named pluteus. It was released more than ten years ago on my (now defunct) music blog, ccNeLaS. The album is freely available at: https://archive.org/details/ThePluteusTrip Download it, read the description below, and enjoy the trip! Plutei are […]

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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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imaging notes

A typical lightsheet microscopy session

Here is how a typical session of imaging embryos under Lightsheet Microscopy goes. A glimpse into my day-to-day work :) Assemble the incubation chamber: Collect and mount the embryos: Acquire a short timelapse from multiple angles: Transfer (lots of) data for image processing ;)

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The pelagosphera larva of Sipuncula

The pelagosphera larva of #Sipuncula. Photo by Alvaro Migotto via @cifonauta http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/photo/10874/

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biology imaging notes

A beautiful nemertean

The ribbon worm Tubulanus #WormWednesday #Nemertea