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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Inner light
Zeiss LSM 710 Two photon Microscope

Image provided by Mayandi Sivaguru, Core Facilities

Research funded by Novus International Inc. 

This is a second harmonic generation image of fibers from collagen, a protein in connective tissue. This type of microscopy uses the natural fluorescence-emitting properties of collagen, so no dyes are needed; it is used to study the fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone, and to understand damage such as that caused by sports injuries.