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12 GIFs of Christmas 2019

Posted by , on 20 December 2019

?In keeping with a time-honoured tradition, we recently flooded Twitter with 12 beautiful developmental biology GIFs. They came from papers published this year and feature all kinds of systems and visual styles – here they are for posterity! Let us know your favourite in the comments

Whole-embryo developmental imaging of zebrafish spinal cord neurogenesis

From Cell:
‘Single-Cell Reconstruction of Emerging Population Activity in an Entire Developing Circuit’ 
Yinan Wan, Ziqiang Wei, Loren L. Looger, Minoru Koyama, Shaul Druckmann, Philipp J. Keller


Apical hook development in Arabidopsis
From Development:

Root gravity response module guides differential growth determining both root bending and apical hook formation in Arabidopsis
Qiang Zhu, Marçal Gallemí, Jiří Pospíšil, Petra Žádníková, Miroslav Strnad, Eva Benková



5 days of intestinal organoid development in 5 seconds

From Nature:

Self-organization and symmetry breaking in intestinal organoid development
Denise Serra, Urs Mayr, Andrea Boni, Ilya Lukonin, Markus Rempfler, Ludivine Challet Meylan, Michael B. Stadler, Petr Strnad, Panagiotis Papasaikas, Dario Vischi, Annick Waldt, Guglielmo Roma & Prisca Liberali



A suite of C. elegans embryos lighting up in Christmas colours

From Development:

A high-content imaging approach to profile C. elegans embryonic development
Shaohe Wang, Stacy D. Ochoa, Renat N. Khaliullin, Adina Gerson-Gurwitz, Jeffrey M. Hendel, Zhiling Zhao, Ronald Biggs, Andrew D. Chisholm, Arshad Desai, Karen Oegema, Rebecca A. Green



Microtubule dynamics during zebrafish epiboly (Christmas pudding edition)

From Development:

A cargo model of yolk syncytial nuclear migration during zebrafish epiboly
Zhonghui Fei, Koeun Bae, Serge E. Parent, Haoyu Wan, Katharine Goodwin, Ulrike Theisen, Guy Tanentzapf, Ashley E. E. Bruce




Portuguese man of war! (larva and juvenile zooids by optical projection tomography)

From Scientific Reports:

Morphology and development of the Portuguese man of war, Physalia physalis
Catriona Munro, Zer Vue, Richard R. Behringer & Casey W. Dunn



3D multicolour mouse after tissue clearing

From Development:

Developmental analyses of mouse embryos and adults using a non-overlapping tracing system for all three germ layers
Takashi Serizawa, Ayako Isotani, Takafumi Matsumura, Katsuyuki Nakanishi, Shigenori Nonaka, Shinsuke Shibata, Masahito Ikawa, Hideyuki Okano



A FIB-SEM tour through the Drosophila oocyte

From Cell:

Nuclear Pores Assemble from Nucleoporin Condensates During Oogenesis
Bernhard Hampoelz, Andre Schwarz, Paolo Ronchi, Helena Bragulat-Teixidor, Christian Tischer, Imre Gaspar
Anne Ephrussi, Yannick Schwab, Martin Beck



PIN2 localisation in the Arabidopsis root epidermis following microtubule depolymerisation

From Biomolecules:

PIN2 Polarity Establishment in Arabidopsis in the Absence of an Intact Cytoskeleton
Matouš Glanc,Matyáš Fendrych and Jiří Friml



Serosal closure in the Tribolium embryo (lightsheet projected as 2D cartographic map)

From bioRxiv:

Regionalized tissue fluidization by an actomyosin cable is required for epithelial gap closure during insect gastrulation
A. Jain, V. Ulman, A. Mukherjee, M. Prakash, L. Pimpale, S. Muenster, R. Haase, K.A. Panfilio, F. Jug, S.W. Grill, P. Tomancak, A. Pavlopoulos



Breathe in, breathe out – branching in cultured mouse lungs

From Development:

Smooth muscle differentiation shapes domain branches during mouse lung development
Katharine Goodwin, Sheng Mao, Tristan Guyomar, Erin Miller, Derek C. Radisky, Andrej Košmrlj, Celeste M. Nelson



Zebrafish development with vasculature in cyan and red blood cells in magenta

From Development:

Multi-sample SPIM image acquisition, processing and analysis of vascular growth in zebrafish
Stephan Daetwyler, Ulrik Günther, Carl D. Modes, Kyle Harrington, Jan Huisken



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