Micro-computed tomography scans and virtual histological slides of a recently described land planarian species of Obama otavioi (Platyhelminthes).

Dataset type: Imaging
Data released on March 01, 2016

Carbayo F; Lenihan JW (2016): Micro-computed tomography scans and virtual histological slides of a recently described land planarian species of Obama otavioi (Platyhelminthes). GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100190

DOI10.5524/100190

We investigated whether images obtained through X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT), can be used in conjunction with traditional methods for morphological studies of soft-bodied land planarians. Among its virtues, μCT is non-invasive and provides true to scale three-dimensional imagery at high resolution. We compared these μCT-based images with those obtained from light microphotography of histological sections, most of which were also digitizseddigitized at high magnification. The specimens studied were collected in 2012. Subsequent μCT-based images of the stained body of a paratype show nearly all morphological features provided by traditional histology, with the exception of structures particularly minute, 5 μm, such as the sensory pits and single muscle fibers, which are best visible on traditional histological sections. Since the technique is non-destructive, the scanned specimen is preserved without damage. The raw and derivative µCT data and virtual histological sections can be found here.

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Carbayo, F., Francoy, T. M., & Giribet, G. (2016). Non-destructive imaging to describe a new species of Obama land planarian (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Zoologica Scripta, 45(5), 566–578. doi:10.1111/zsc.12175
Carbayo, F., & Lenihan, J. W. (2016). Micro-computed tomography scan and virtual histological slide data for the land planarian Obama otavioi (Platyhelminthes). GigaScience, 5(1). doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0119-4





Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
MCZ 591001336495Obama sp.Obama sp. Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Re...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):-23.7...
Collection date:22 / Sept / 2012.
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MZUSP PL 15731336495Obama sp.Obama sp. Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Re...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):-23.7...
Collection date:22 / Sept / 2012.
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MZUSP PL 15741336495Obama sp.Obama sp. Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Re...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):-23.7...
Collection date:22 / Sept / 2012.
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR54.79 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR1.02 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR62.88 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR993.54 MB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR21.34 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR1.31 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR21.35 GB2016-02-02
MCZ 59100Mixed archiveTAR1.04 GB2016-02-02
MZUSP PL 1574Mixed archiveTAR875.37 MB2016-02-02
MZUSP PL 1574Mixed archiveTAR27.81 GB2016-02-02
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Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
São Paulo Research Foundation Proc. 2014/13661–8 Fernado Carbayo
Date Action
February 29, 2016 Dataset publish
March 7, 2016 Manuscript Link added : 10.1111/zsc.12175
March 17, 2016 Manuscript Link added : 10.1186/s13742-016-0119-4