Developing eye of a zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo, confocal light micrograph. The tissues have been stained with fluorescent dyes and illuminated with a laser. Individual cells (yellow) can be seen dividing. The lens is stained blue (centre). The zebrafish embryo is widely studied by developmental biologists because it is transparent. A confocal microscope detects light only from the focal point of its objective lens. By moving the focal point, sharp images of thin sections of an intact specimen can be obtained.
February 17th, 2021
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