Lineage tracing in a Xenopus laevis embryo.

Lineage tracing of three dorsal blastomeres of 32-cell Xenopus laevis embryos injected with Molecular Probes fluorescent dextran conjugates. The tier 1 dorsal (A1) blastomere was injected with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW fluorescein dextran (Cat. No. D1820), the tier 2 dorsal (B1) blastomere with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW Texas Red dextran (Cat. No. D1863), and the tier 3 dorsal (C3) blastomere with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW Cascade Blue dextran (Cat. No. D1976). Embryos were fixed in formaldehyde, embedded and sectioned. The image on the left shows a 13 µm–thick section of a stage 6 (32-cell) embryo fixed right after injection; this section exhibits significant autofluorescence due to the presence of residual yolk. The image on the right is a stage 10 (early gastrula) embryo. Triple-exposure photographs of the sectioned embryos were taken on a Zeiss Axiophot with a 10× objective. Images contributed by Marie Vodicka, University of California, Berkeley.

Lineage tracing of three dorsal blastomeres of 32-cell <i>Xenopus laevis</i> embryos injected with Molecular Probes fluorescent dextran conjugates. The tier 1 dorsal (A1) blastomere was injected with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW fluorescein dextran (Cat. No. D1820), the tier 2 dorsal (B1) blastomere with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW Texas Red dextran (Cat. No. D1863), and the tier 3 dorsal (C3) blastomere with lysine-fixable 10,000 MW Cascade Blue dextran (Cat. No. D1976). Embryos were fixed in formaldehyde, embedded and sectioned. The image on the left shows a 13 µm–thick section of a stage 6 (32-cell) embryo fixed right after injection; this section exhibits significant autofluorescence due to the presence of residual yolk. The image on the right is a stage 10 (early gastrula) embryo. Triple-exposure photographs of the sectioned embryos were taken on a Zeiss Axiophot with a 10× objective. Images contributed by Marie Vodicka, University of California, Berkeley.

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D1820 Dextran, Fluorescein, 10,000 MW, Anionic, Lysine Fixable (Fluoro-Emerald) 25 mg USD 211.00
D1863 Dextran, Texas Red®, 10,000 MW, Lysine Fixable 25 mg USD 211.00
D1976 Dextran, Cascade Blue®, 10,000 MW, Anionic, Lysine Fixable 25 mg USD 211.00

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