Retina formation in the eye of a zebrafish

Date:30 April 2014 Tags:, , , ,

In this image, undifferentiated stem cells of the zebrafish eye (red) begin to differentiate (purple) to become functional retinal neurons. This carefully controlled process continues throughout the entire life of a zebrafish.

The image – captured by Kara Cerveny of the Steve Wilson Group at University College, London – was one of the winning entries in the 2011 Koch Institute Image Awards, which seek to recognise the extraordinary visuals that are produced through life sciences research.

Technique: Confocal Micrograph

Credit: Kara Cerveny | Koch Institute Image Awards

 

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