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CIL:1306*  Cite 

The purpose of the dataset C. elegans muscle aging is to deduce the age of the nemathode based on images of muscles. Images of C. elegans were taken at different chronological ages. This image is part of the day 8 data set. Note that the morphological and chronological ages are not fully correlated due to the variability among individuals even though the individuals are genetically identical. The source for the dataset is Laboratory of Genetics/NIA/NIH.

Technical Details

C. elegans muscle age is a data set of fluorescence 20X microscopy images of C. elegans nematodes stained with phalloidin to visualize actin in muscles at different ages (1,2,4, and 8). Note that the data sets for each age can be found by searching for a featured image from each set: CIL 1005, 1057, 1105, and 1265, respectively.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Caenorhabditis elegans
Cell Type
muscle cell
Cellular Component
actin filament
Biological Context
Biological Process
chronological cell aging
Nikita Orlov
Wendy Iser
Cathy Wolkow
NIH/NIA Laboratory of Genetics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
fluorescence microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission
Source of Contrast
distribution of epitope
Visualization Methods
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Sample Preparation
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1600px ——
Y 1200px ——