Licensing

Attribution_by_nc_nd
Attribution Non-Commercial; No Derivatives:This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives License. View License Deed | View Legal Code
Comments: Powered by Pnyxe

Description

Confocal image of pastel neurons in the hippocampus of a "Brainbow" mouse brain, with each neuron expressing a distinct color. In Brainbow mice, neurons randomly choose combinations of red, yellow and cyan fluorescent proteins, so that they each glow a particular color. This provides a way to distinguish neighboring neurons and visualize brain circuits. Honorable Mention, 2007 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. For additional details see: Livet J, Weissman TA, Kang H, Draft RW, Lu J, Bennis RA, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW. Nature. 2007 Nov 1;450(7166):56-62.

Technical Details

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Mus musculus
(house mouse)
Cell Type
neuron
Cellular Component
neuron projection

Biological Context

Biological Process
neuron projection morphogenesis
Mouse Gross Anatomy
hippocampus

Attribution

Names
Jean Livet
2007 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition
Link
2007 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imagin...
Other
Jeff Lichtman Laboratory, Harvard University Cambridge, MA, USA

Grouping

This image is part of a group.

Sample Preparation

Methods
formaldehyde fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
sectioned tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1230px ——
Y 841px ——
*CIL – Cell Image Library accession number. Please use this to reference an image.