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Chick embryo somites & SC

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A three-day old chick embryo showing the

developing spinal cord flanked on either side by

segmented blocks of tissue called somites. These

somites develop sequentially from the head end

toward the tail and will go on to form the

vertebrae and muscle. This image was photographed

using differential interference contrast optics on

a light microscope. Biomedical Image Awards 1998.


    Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke

    Free to use with attribution

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