Subjects

Zebrafish

1st Place
2014 Small World In Motion Competition

Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa & Jim Swoger

Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Matter:

The development of the zebrafish lateral line, the organ that senses water movements in the fish.

- see: Zebrafish
Technique:

4D SPIM (Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy)


Developing zebrafish lateral line (a sensory organ analogous to the mammalian inner ear that senses water movements in the fish). This organ develops from a primordium that starts migrating and deposits a group of cells called neuromasts, that contain mechanosensory hair cells and support cells. A combination of transgenic lines was used to label undifferentiated and support cells (membrane Tomato) and track hair cell development (cytoplasmic GFP) for 36 hrs.