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Description

Nephrotoma suturalis spermatocyte (crane fly sperm cell) during metaphase in meiosis. Image was captured using a newly developed orientation-independent differential interference contrast technique. Judges' Special Award for Technical Merit, 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®. For additional details on the microscopy method see: M.Shribak, J.LaFountain, D.Biggs, S.Inoue, Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 13, No.1, 14011 (2008).

Technical Details

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Nephrotoma suturalis
Cell Type
spermatocyte
Cellular Component
nuclear chromosome
spindle

Biological Context

Biological Process
meiosis

Attribution

Names
Michael Shribak
James LaFountain
2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
Link
2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging...
Other
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
orientation independent differential interference contrast microscopy
Parameters Imaged
optical path length
Source of Contrast
regions with different refractive index

Sample Preparation

Methods
living tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1044px ——
Y 1040px ——
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