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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.


Dr Jonathan Clarke



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Chick embryo somites & SC. Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke. CC BY

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