Cytoskeletal Vortex

Cytoskeletal Vortex

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Skin cells in the developing Drosophila embryo. The cellular component labelled here is tubulin, a component of the 'skeleton' of each cell that gives it shape and stability.


63x magnification. Confocal micrograph. Mandala effect generated in Photoshop.

(For aficionados, the cellular component labelled here is acetylated tubulin.)


Imaged using an Olympus Fluoview 1000 in the laboratory of my gracious mentor, Dr Nick Brown (Cambridge University), with funding from the BBSRC, and gratitude to my PhD supervisor, Dr Katja Roper (MRC-LMB, Cambridge University).

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