Monday, October 15, 2007

More Beauty in Science

These are some of my favorite movies.
The Drosophila (fruit fly) embryo syncytial divisions. This is an embryo from a line expressing a green flourescent protein attached to the tubulin protein - so you can see microtubules and mitoses.
Here's a couple stills of an early developing embryo

And then the movies....
They are all perfectly synchronized and are mesmerizing.


video

Taken from here. (with a higher quality video & lots more info)


And another example with a different protein labeled:
video

Taken from here.

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