Spinning nuclei in the brain of the zebrafish embryo

  title={Spinning nuclei in the brain of the zebrafish embryo},
  author={Philippe Herbomel},
  journal={Current Biology},
I wish to report here a striking phenomenon that arises in the developing brain of the zebrafish embryo. High-resolution differential interference contrast (DIC) time-lapse video microscopy in the live embryo reveals that throughout the second day of embryogenesis, the nuclei of some of the still-undifferentiated brain cells undergo a sustained spinning behaviour, usually around a constant axis specific to each nucleus. Figure 1 shows several nuclei in the brain that were spinning around an… CONTINUE READING