Figure. Movies of α-tubulin in microtubules. Top left: Z-stack of live hiPS cells expressing mEGFP-tagged α-tubulin imaged on a spinning-disk confocal microscope. Images start from the bottom of the cells and end at the top. Top center and right: Timelapse movies of a hiPSC colony expressing mEGFP-tagged α-tubulin imaged on a spinning disk confocal microscope. Center: images were collected in 3D every 4 minutes for 400 minutes. Images are maximum intensity projections; playback speed is 1200x real time. Top right: images were collected as a single slice near the top of the cell every 1 minute for 65 minutes; playback speed is 900x real time. Bottom row: 3D reconstructions of hiPS cells expressing mEGFP-tagged α-tubulin to visualize both the general organization of microtubules within the cell and the primary cilia at the top of cells.
Observations and descriptions from the microscope