This page contains movies and animations to illustrate various aspects of development during week 1.
There are 2 ways to watch each movie. Either click the image or text link to open a new page with both the movie and a more detailed text description of features that can be seen.
Or the link below the images and text labelled Quicktime with the movie name and (file size) will open only the movie in a new window.
In vitro fertilization experiments in mouse to identify positional information about sperm entry and oocyte polarity
Movie Page: fertilization movie
Quicktime: pbio.0040135.sv002.mov (4.2 Mb)
Movie Page: parental genome distribution Distribution of the 2 parental genomes in the early preimplantation embryo.
Quicktime: genome.mov (152 Kb)
Movie Page: early embryonic cell division. Initial divisions of the early embryo (c. elegans) from the 2 cell stage.
Quicktime: annotated_embryo.mov (3.3 Mb)