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Close-up view of blue-green, purple colored scalloped zebrafish scales

September 4, 2020

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Close-up view of blue-green, purple colored scalloped zebrafish scales

On the Cover

Zebrafish scales can give insight into how lymphatic vessels are important for tissue growth and development. Image shows an anesthetized adult zebrafish viewed with a powerful microscope that uses lasers to illuminate the fish. Shown are fish scales with lymphatic vessel in green and scale structures in blue and magenta.

Daniel Castranova, NICHD

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