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Description

Laser scanning confocal micrograph of a water flea, Daphnia atkinsoni. This specimen has a "crown of thorns," a defensive trait induced in offspring only when the parents sense chemical cues released by one of their main predators, the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis. The water flea's exoskeleton (exterior structure, green) and subcellular details within the organism (nuclei - tiny blue dots) are both visible. First Prize, 2009 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®.

Technical Details

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Daphnia atkinsoni
Cellular Component
nucleus
exoskeleton

Attribution

Name
2009 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
Link
First Prize, 2009 Olympus BioScapes D...
Others
Jan Michels
Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Institute of Zoology, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
confocal microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission

Sample Preparation

Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 2048px ——
Y 2048px ——
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