summary: The specimen can be viewed live and internal
structures can be visualized. It is used to generate 3-dimensional
(3D) and 4D datasets.
A Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) C. elegans
This is a C. elegans embryoG
at the 2-cell stage. The bigger cell at the left is AB
cell and the smaller at the right is P1
cell. DIC imaging possesses certain advantages that will be explained
in the bioclipsG below.
Bioclips of DIC Imaging
(Phase vs DIC, 50 KB, movie length: 10")
(Shear Axis in DIC Imaging, 140 KB, movie length: 46")
(DIC Optical Section, 2.5 MB, movie length: 37")
(4Dimensional DIC Imaging, 2 MB, movie length: 56")
Bioclip: a self-contained
animations with in-depth presentation of biology concepts to help
convey the research focus of a laboratory.
Embryo: the early developmental
stage of an organism (C. elegans in this case) after fertilization
and before hatching.