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 Image
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
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.