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Transverse section through the neural tube of an early stage chick embryo. The brown stain shows the neurofilament in the axons of the commisural neurons (running down the sides of the neural tube) and of the motor neurons projecting from the ventral parts of the tube. The blue stain shows the location of the cadherin 7 mRNA in the neural crest migrating down alongside the neural tube and in an intense band across the centre of the neural tube. Cadherin 7 is a transmembrane protein that affects cell-cell adherance.

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B0001902 Neural tube showing axons & Cad-7 staining. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Gallus gallus
Cell Type
commisural neuron
motor neuron
Cellular Component
cadherin 7 mRNA
Biological Context
Biological Process
cell-cell adhesion
Jonathan Stonehouse
Wellcome Images
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
modes of light microscopy
Parameters Imaged
absorption of illumination
Source of Contrast
differences in adsorption or binding of stain
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Sample Preparation
Relation To Intact Cell
sectioned tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 700px ——
Y 576px ——