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From: MAPK signaling is necessary for neurogenesis in Nematostella vectensis

Fig. 2

U0126 blocks ERK activation, endomesoderm formation, and gastrulation. ae Control embryos. fj U0126-treated embryos. a, f Confocal z-sections using anti-phospho-ERK (cyan) to visualize activated ERK. The gray dotted lines indicate the outline of the embryo and yellow arrows the accumulation of phosphorylated ERK (pERK)-positive cells above background levels. be, gj Confocal z-sections using phalloidin (green) to show f-actin filaments and propidium iodide (red) to visualize the nuclei. a, b, f, g Blastula stages [24 hours post fertilization (hpf)]. c, h Late gastrula stages (48 hpf). d, i Early planula (72 hpf). e, j Late planula (96 hpf). All images are lateral views with the animal/oral pole to the top. The insets in a and f correspond to animal pole views. Ratios in gj indicate the number of embryos displaying the phenotype shown in the image to the total number of analyzed embryos

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