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Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 2

Posted by , on 31 May 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers.

Below you will find 4 images from Round 2 of the 2015 course (Round 1 was won by Theodora Koromila’s lunar chicken embryo), and a poll to vote in at the end. You can see full size versions by clicking on the images.

The poll is set up to allow only one vote per person, and closes at 13.00 BST on Wednesday 21st June.



Drosophila melanogaster embryo, stage 17, lateral view with anterior up, ventral to the left.  Yellow – anti-HRP, all neuron cell bodies and axons; Pink – anti-Fasciclin II, motoneuron projections; Blue – anti-Tropomyosin, muscles; Green – DAPI, nuclei.

Amjad Askary

University of Southern California, USA

Longhua Guo

Stowers Institute, USA

Maike Getwan

University of Hohenheim, Germany

Nick Shikuma

Cal Tech, USA



Juvenile crab collected in a plankton tow.

Chiara Sinigaglia

Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer/ CNRS, France



Adult amphipod, Parhyale hawaiensis.  Pink – DsRed expression in muscle.  Yellow – FITC dextran injected into hemolymph to visualize the circulatory system.  Blue – autofluorescence of cuticle.

Longhua Guo

Stowers Institute, USA



Skate (Leucoraja erinacea) embryo stained with Alcian Blue to reveal cartilage.

Elena Boer

University of Utah, USA


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