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The image shows an anchor cell (red) in the developing female reproductive system of C. elegans pushing through the basement membrane (green) that surrounds it. This type of invasion is also often seen during cancer metastasis.

Technical Details

Anchor cells were labeled with mCherry and laminin with GFP. Images were acquired using a Zeiss AxioImager A1 microscope with a 100X Plan- APOCHROMAT objective and a Zeiss AxioCam MRm CCD camera, controlled by Zeiss Axiovision software (Zeiss Microimaging Inc., Thornwood, NJ). See JW Zeill et al 2009. Nat Cell Biol. 11:183–189.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Caenorhabditis elegans
Cell Type
anchor cell
Cellular Component
basement membrane
Biological Context
Biological Process
cell migration
Eliot Hagedorn
NIGMS BioMedical Beat
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 695px ——
Y 271px ——