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Skin of the zebra

What look like dunes in the desert are actually muscles underneath the epidermis of a zebrafish embryo. The epidermis is patterned by ridges forming its scales. The image was taken with a scanning electron microscope. These microscopes produce images by scanning the surface of a sample with a…

By Mathias Jäger

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Patchwork-like image of developing zebrafish sensory organ. Picture credits: Virginie Lecaudey / EMBL.

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This image may bring to mind a patchwork quilt, or a picture taken from a gallery of abstract paintings, but the artisan behind it is actually Mother Nature, with a little help from scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Using an electron microscope,…

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