Detailed surface of a developing lizard lung
The detailed surface of a developing lizard lung during an immunofluorescence analysis reveals a mesh of smooth muscles (in purple), surrounded by a sheet of epithelial tissue (in green).
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CMMI 1435853 and MCB 1750663]
Learn more in the Princeton University news story Humble lizards offer new possibilities for artificial lungs. (Date of image: Feb. 24, 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 03, 2023)
Credit: Michael A. Palmer/Princeton University
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