Image of the Day: Cell Division

A combination of imaging techniques allows researchers to observe subcellular processes within organisms.

Feb 5, 2018
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff

Plasma membranes (blue) and the endomembrane system (orange) in the zebrafish eyeTSUNG-LI LIU ET AL.

Researchers report in bioRxiv that they combined lattice light sheet microscopy, which increases the speed of image acquisition and reduces phototoxic damage to cells, with two-channel adaptive optics to image multiple cellular processes in vivo. Here, cells divide in a 1-micrometer-thick slab of a zebrafish eye.

T. Liu et al., “Observing the cell in its native state: Imaging subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms,” bioRxiv, doi:10.1101/243352, 2018.