Image of the Day: 3-D Tissues

Scientists create an atlas of Arabidopsis cell and tissue reconstructions in three dimensions.

May 13, 2019
Chia-Yi Hou
This 3-D reconstruction shows the stigma of an Arabidopsis flower with the parts where pollen lands in white.
GEORGE BASSEL/SALVA DURAN-NEDBREDA

The Arabidopsis 3D Digital Tissue Atlas is a project by George Bassel’s lab to create representations of the cells and organs that make up the plant. The reconstructions are specific to cell type, include eight organs, and also show cell connectivity networks.