• Volume render movies
  • Painted anatomical domains
  • Immunohistochemistry



The movies below show volume renders of OPT models. No staining has been used on any of the specimens and the images were captured using autofluorescence with a FITC filter.

N363 46XX
N365 46XX
N366 46XY
N471 46XX
N478 46XY
N512 46XY
N522 46XX
N544 46XY
N571 46XX



The movies below show anatomical domains defined in the N365 model. The domains have been manually defined in the OPT model using specialised software and then visualised using commercial rendering packages.

The various domains are: heart - red; liver - dark green; eye - dark blue; otic vesicle - yellow; dorsal root ganglia - cyan. The CNS domains have been further subdivided as follows: pallium - red, subpallium - orange, hypothalamus - light brown, prosomere 3 - bright green, prosomere 2 - green, prosomere 1 - dark green; mesencephalon - blue; isthmus - dark purple, metencephalon (rhombomeres 1-6) - purples/pinks; myelencephalon (rhombomeres 7-11) - magenta; spinal cord - maroon.

The top panel is a surface render of the 3D anatomical regions, and the bottom panel shows the painted N365 model being digitally sectioned through the z-plane.



The movies below show rendered representations of immunohistochemistry data from sections through the head of N365 which have been digitised, thresholded out and placed back onto the OPT model of N365.


PAX6: The staining is shown in red. For reference the eyes have been shown in dark grey, and the PAX6-negative regions of the neural tube are shown in light grey.

GAP43: Here the individual cranial nerves have defined and painted as follows: Olfactory (I) - light blue, Oculomotor (III) - yellow/green, Trochlear (IV) - blue/green, Trigeminal (V) - violet, Abducens (VI) - deep orange, Facial (VII) - pink, Vestibulocochlear (VIII) - white, Glossopharyngeal (IX) - yellow, Vagus (X) - red, Accessory (XI) - bright green, Hypoglossal (XII) - light orange and spinal nerves bright blue. Only one hemisphere is shown to allow visualisation of the nerves from both sides. For reference the eye is painted dark grey and the neural tube light grey.

B Tubulin: The strong staining is shown in red while the orange represents the weaker staining. The eyes have been shown in dark blue for reference purposes.