ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-150904-9
Hyperspectral light sheet microscopy
Jahr, W., Schmid, B., Schmied, C., Fahrbach, F.O., Huisken, J.
Date: 2015
Source: Nature communications   6: 7990 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Huisken, Jan
Keywords: Drosophila, Microscopy, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster*
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian*
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence/methods*
  • Organisms, Genetically Modified
  • Zebrafish*
PubMed: 26329685 Full text @ Nat. Commun.
To study the development and interactions of cells and tissues, multiple fluorescent markers need to be imaged efficiently in a single living organism. Instead of acquiring individual colours sequentially with filters, we created a platform based on line-scanning light sheet microscopy to record the entire spectrum for each pixel in a three-dimensional volume. We evaluated data sets with varying spectral sampling and determined the optimal channel width to be around 5 nm. With the help of these data sets, we show that our setup outperforms filter-based approaches with regard to image quality and discrimination of fluorophores. By spectral unmixing we resolved overlapping fluorophores with up to nanometre resolution and removed autofluorescence in zebrafish and fruit fly embryos.