Threedimensional reconstruction of the flower bud of Arabidopsis thaliana

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Markus Digmayer
Kurt Stüber
Max Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
D-50829 Köln
Resolution: 512x512 pixel.
Pixelsize X = 0.59 micrometer.
Pixelsize Y = 0.59 micrometer.
Pixelsize Z = 0.59 micrometer.
Zoomfactor = 1.667
Number of images = 92.
Size of volume = 181.21 x 181.21 x 32.56 micrometer.

The images from this reconstruction show cone of a young flower bud. The leaf primordia can be seen als bulges on the central cone. The older leaves enclose the younger ones and have been cut to show the primordia.

Three of the set of 92 original images:

Image No. 26 Image No. 46 Image No. 66

Two MPEG Films of the rotating primordium:

  1. MPEG-film of a rotation of the primordium (Black and white)
  2. MPEG-film of a rotation of the primordium (Depth is color coded)