Image of the Week - August 28, 2003

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GFP Labeled Microtubules

This image is a composite of 36 sequential optical sections through cells located in the stem of an Arabidopsis thaliana seedling. The structures are microtubules in the plant cells, the cells are expressing a green fluorescent protein conjugated gene product which associates with the microtubules in vivo. The image uses a psueduocoloring technique to allow better discrimination of relative concentrations of fluorescent protien. Noteworthy is the clean 3-D image despite being gathered through a depth of about 15 microns of living plant tissue.

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Uploaded Thu Aug 28 15:35:43 2003 by Karl Garsha

Updated Thu Jan 28 10:44:50 2010 by Daniel E. Weber