Expression of Three mRNA Molecules in the
C. elegans Worm, Version #1


Submitted by Dong Hyun Kim of the van Oudeaarden Lab in the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics


Dong Hyun Kim
van Oudenaarden Lab, Department of Biology and Department of Physics
Epi-Fluorescence Micrograph

"This image shows three different types of single mRNA molecules (red: lin-44, green: egl-20, blue: cwn-1) in the posterior body of C. elegans worm hatchlings.  The image was taken to quantitatively map the expression patterns of Wnt genes during post-embryonic development of C. elegans. Wnts are morphogens that controls a number of developmental processes such as cell growth, migration and induction of cell fates."