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Confocal image of the developing eye of a chick embryo. The dark region in the centre is the where the surface layer has invaginated to form the lens vesicle. The tissue surrounding this space is stained red and will go on to form the lens. The outer ring of red stained cells will form the retina.

Technical Details

B0002683 Developing eye in a chick embryo. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Gallus gallus
Cell Type
retinal progenitor cell
lens epithelial cell
Cellular Component
cell surface

Biological Context

Biological Process
eye development
eye morphogenesis


Kate Whitley
Wellcome Images


Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
confocal microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission
Source of Contrast
distribution of epitope
Processing History
unprocessed raw data

Sample Preparation

Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue


Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 550px ——
Y 576px ——
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