Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples

This fluttering clump of colorful cells is a zebrafish embryo, visualized by many stacked images.

The Scientist Staff
Jul 26, 2017

Zebrafish embryo, cell membranes (yellow) and nuclei (red)VANESSA KNUTSONAs a confocal microscope moves through each image slice in this z-stack of a zebrafish embryo, a ripple effect is born. This striking image, along with many others, was taken as part of an embryology course this summer through the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.