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AFM and Microrheology in the Zebrafish Embryo Yolk Cell
 

AFM and Microrheology in the Zebrafish Embryo Yolk Cell

Article doi: 10.3791/56224
November 29th, 2017

Summary November 29th, 2017

The lack of tools to measure material properties and tensional parameters in vivo prevents validating their roles during development. We employed atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanoparticle-tracking to quantify mechanical features on the intact zebrafish embryo yolk cell during epiboly. These methods are reliable and widely applicable avoiding intrusive interventions.

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