ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1: Drosophila embryo tracheal development

August 14, 2013
The maximum intensity projection movie is of a fruit fly embryo (Drosophila melanogaster). The embryo is approximately 500 µm in length. This is a ventro-lateral view with the anterior end of the embryo facing forward and to the left, and ventral is up. Images were taken at 5 minute intervals and the total developmental time shown in the movie is 4 hrs and 30 minutes at a temperature of 26°C. The animal contains an actin:GFP fusion protein expressed in the tracheal (respiratory) system with some additional expression at the ventral midline of the CNS. The tracheal system is seen developing into tubes with branches extending throughout the embryo. Movie acquired during the 2013 MBL course on Embryology, Woods Hole. Kindly provided by Nipam H. Patel, Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley. For more information visit http://www.zeiss.com/lightsheet
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