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University of Vienna

Nervous System Transgenicpolyp

Caption: Close-up of nervous system of a transgenic polyp of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis, in which a red fluorescent reporter gene (mCherry) is driven by the regulatory sequence of the neuronal ELAV gene. The picture shows the diffuse structure of the nervous system, but also reveals the accumulation of longitudinal axonal tracts along the eight gastric tissue folds (mesenteries).

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