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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Age of Aquarius
Leica M205 Fully Automated Fluorescence Stereomicroscope
Alexa Sadier, Elise Lambert
Karen Sears Laboratory
Vincent Laudet Laboratory
Funded by the Center National pour la Recherche Scientifique, the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, the Région Rhône-Alpes, and the Fondation ARC pour la Recherche sur le Cancer

Many of the same genes that guide development of organs and limbs in people play very similar roles in the development of other animals, including fish. The research that produced this image compares the development of zebrafish with normal or mutant versions of a gene called Edaradd that contributes to the successful growth of the skeleton. Examining the resulting differences in skeletal growth leads to important insights into developmental disorders and the evolution of animal forms.