C. elegans Transparency

Wildtype C. elegans Embryo Development


As C. elegans is transparent, the dividing cell can be observed and recorded. This movie recorded a C. elegans from a zygote to a worm before hatching.

Adult Worm

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This C. elegans movie is from the Goldstein lab. The worm is a hermaphrodite (notice its tail is pointed). As it is transparent, one is able to observe its internal structures, e.g. eggs, intestine.


wt.mov5.5 MB
crawl.mov1.56 MB
labelCrawlworm.mov389.2 KB