Zebrafish Development on YouTube

I’m glad we didn’t have YouTube when I was an undergrad, I might have become a developmental biologist…

To me it looks like the cells1 form an arrow, as if to say “you are here”. But is that the front or back end it’s pointing to?

1 if I get technical here, I’ll end up using long words like “gastrulation” incorrectly, thereby betraying my ignorance.

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6 Responses to Zebrafish Development on YouTube

  1. Kristi Vogel says:

    But is that the front or back end it’s pointing to?
    Front end! Forebrain and optic vesicles.
    If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a movie worth? ;-)

  2. Mark Tummers says:

    Depends on the amount of frames in that movie.

  3. Bob O'Hara says:

    And whether it has John Cleese in it.

  4. Lee Turnpenny says:

    “It is not birth, marriage, or death, but gastrulation, which is truly the most important time in your life.”
    Lewis Wolpert

  5. Karen James says:

    I might have become a developmental biologist… And would that have been so bad?
    @Lee Turnpenny: what a brilliant quote, thanks!

  6. Bob O'Hara says:

    I’m sure I would have enjoyed developmental biology, but I’ll let others decide if that would have been good or bad.
    I wonder if there has been much work on mildew developmental genetics.