ZEISS Presents the New Cell Picture Show: Plant Superheroes

January 11, 2016 ZEISS Microscopy

Enjoy amazing sciart with Nathanael Prunet and confocal microscopes by ZEISS!

Not only are flowers beautiful to the naked eye, they are equally as striking at the microscopic level. One plant in particular is the unsung hero of plant biology, the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. There are a multitude of discoveries that can be attributed to this inconspicuous little weed.

This Picture Show features a collection of especially intriguing imagery attained through the advanced microscopic examination of this model plant. The wealth of genetic tools and genomic resources available for Arabidopsis makes it a crucial model system for the study of molecular pathways engaged in regulating plant development.

Confocal image of an inflorescence of the Arabidopsis superman mutant, expressing a fluorescent reporter for theAPETALA3 gene (green), which promotes petal and stamen identity. Cell walls were stained with propidium iodide (red). Courtesy of Nat Prunet, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Confocal image of an inflorescence of the Arabidopsis superman mutant, expressing a fluorescent reporter for theAPETALA3 gene (green), which promotes petal and stamen identity. Cell walls were stained with propidium iodide (red). Courtesy of Nat Prunet, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

 

Nathanael Prunet is a plant biologist studying flower development. He completed his PhD in Lyon, France.  Nat took the featured images in the Jack lab at Dartmouth and in the Meyerowitz lab at Caltech where he is currently working as a postdoc with ZEISS LSM confocal microscopes.

 

Enjoy the newest Cell Picture Show with amazing #sciart from the world of confocal plant microscopy!

 

Did you know that spectral imaging with ZEISS Quasar detection technology and LSM 880 allows for confocal multicolor imaging in living plant cells? Read the application note and get in contact!

 

You can follow Nat Prunet on Twitter to learn more about his research work and amazing #sciart microscopy imaging!

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