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Jun 08 2012

Friday Cephalopod: Squid star! And a poll!

There are more images, and a poll to determine which one will grace the cover of Development. Go vote!

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  1. 1
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Pyschedelic! They’re all so trippy!

    ***

    Thank you for voting!
    1. Pilidium larvae of Cerebratulus lacteus 32.65% (223 votes)

    2. Crepidula fornicata embryo 31.77% (217 votes)

    3. Five Loligo pealei squid 24.01% (164 votes)

    4. Single Loligo pealei squid 11.57% (79 votes)

    Total Votes: 683

    *****

    I voted for one but really, quite happy with all and any of ‘em.

  2. 2
    ChasCPeterson

    Huge detailed version and key:

    Confocal image of squid, Loligo pealei, embryo stained for for F-actin (green; phalloidin), Acetylated tubulin (red), anti-HRP (yellow), and DAPI (blue; nuclei)

    I kind of like the other squid embryo* better, though: check out that nervous system!

    *(Confocal image of squid, Loligo pealei, embryo stained for for F-actin (red; phalloidin), Acetylated tubulin (green), and DAPI (blue; nuclei))

  3. 3
    W. Kevin Vicklund

    “Earth!”
    “Fire!”
    “Wind!”
    “Water!”
    “Heart!”

    “By your powers combined, I am Captain Pharyngula!”

  4. 4
    ChasCPeterson

    or, yeah, just clicking on the OP pic is another way to see it giant and detailed. Just noticed that.

  5. 5
    PZ Myers

    Wrong. Captain Pharyngula has no heart.

  6. 6
    ChasCPeterson

    When you look at the enlarged version, a lot of the red spots (= tubulin) appear to have little tendrils. Are these the spindles of dividing cells (seem to large relative to the blue-stained cell nuclei), or are these maybe developing chromatophores?

  7. 7
    ChasCPeterson

    too large, obv

  8. 8
    GenghisFaun

    No fair! They’re splitting the squid vote.

  9. 9
    Goodbye Enemy Janine

    A squidzard, a true star.

  10. 10
    laurentweppe

    This image reminds me that I’ve yet to see a post about Prometheus. Did I miss an episode?
    Because between the [spoiler] creationism with Greys on steroids and the baby squid raping facehugger (who somehow looks like today’s image), this movie is perfect fodder for this blog [/spoiler]

  11. 11
    philmagnus

    Those gummy bears look delicious!!!

  12. 12
    Cuttlefish

    Captain Pharyngula has no heart.

    I, on the other tentacle, have three, so these things even out.

  13. 13
    naturalcynic

    A must vote for the 5 pointed squidling star. The 5-pointed star is the sign of evil and I bet those squidlings are communicating their final evil intentions before they separate and conquer the seas.
    Awesome!

  14. 14
    coralline

    The “5-pointed squidling star” is gorgeous. But it’s apparently the same image repeated 4 more times, with different filters to emphasize different active sites. That smacks of Photoshop-like stuff. Surely the same 5 images arranged next to each other would be a more effective pedagogical/research tool.

    I think I’d rather see one image with the different colors included, to really get a sense for what’s going on.

  15. 15
    W. Kevin Vicklund

    “Earth!”
    “Fire!”
    “Wind!”
    “Water!”
    “BRAAAAIIIIINS!”

    “By your powers combined, I am Captain Pharyngula!”

    Better?

  16. 16
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    I have no clue what I’m looking at, but damn, is it PRETTY!

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