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Psychedelic Kidney

amazing image

© B. Moniot/CNRS Photothèque

This colorful creature is not an alien seahorse, but a section of the transient embryonic kidney of a female mouse embryo, observed by fluorescent microscopy by the team “Development and Pathology of the Gonad” from IGH. 1 The enchanting colors, obtained by immunoflurescence staining, highlight the ovarian Fox L2 protein (in red) and the membrane laminin protein (in green).

Notes :

1. Institut de Génétique humaine (CNRS / Universités de Montpellier I and II).

Contacts :

Brigitte Moniot,
IGH, Montpellier.


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