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Confocal micrograph showing the connections of the visual system in a four-day-old zebrafish embryo. Staining of the neurons, glia and optic nerve illustrate the connections between the retina and the brain. The retina is a multi-layered structure of retinal neurons that processes light information in the eye. The ganglion cell layer is closest to the bulb of the eye moving out towards the layer that contains the light sensitive cells - the rods and cones - towards the back of the retina. Both the retinal ganglion cell layers and photoreceptor cell layers are shown in cyan. The glial cells are shown in purple. The optic nerve (cyan) transmits information from the eye to the brain. The point at which the optic nerves meet is known as the optic chiasm.

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B0007779 Connections in the visual system. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Danio rerio
Cell Type
glial cell
Cellular Component
neuron projection
Kara Cerveny
Steve Wilson
Wellcome Images
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
confocal microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission
Source of Contrast
distribution of epitope
Visualization Methods
primary antibody plus labeled secondary antibody
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 787px ——
Y 576px ——