early 17 CNS

This is a detail of a portion of the abdominal CNS of an early 17 embryo stained with 1D4. Note that the outer bundle is quite continuous and stains unformly. This uniform staining is a late event and can be used to stage embryos (compare to late 16 CNS). Note also the very weak staining in the posterior commissure.

To late 16 CNS.

To early 17 brightfield.

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