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

Carbayo, F; Lenihan, J, W (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 RIS BibTeX Text

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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Related manuscripts:

doi:10.1111/zsc.12175
doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0119-4

Keywords:

Micro-CT, Slide digitization Anatomy Histology Taxonomy Morphology Soft-tissue 

Imaging

http://gigadb.org/images/data/cropped/100190.jpg

Funding:

  • Funding body - São Paulo Research Foundation
  • Award ID - Proc. 2014/13661–8
  • Comment - Fernado Carbayo

Samples: Table Settings

Columns:

Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
MCZ 591001336495Obama 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. 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. Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Re...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):-23.7...
Collection date:22 / Sept / 2012.
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Files: (FTP site) Table Settings

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File Description
Sample ID
File Type
File Format
Size
Release Date
Download Link
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File NameSample IDFile 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
Displaying 1-10 of 23 File(s).

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