1. Noninvasive imaging of ethanol-induced developmental defects in zebrafish embryos using optical coherence tomography

    Noninvasive imaging of ethanol-induced developmental defects in zebrafish embryos using optical coherence tomography
    In this article, we report the use of optical coherence tomography for noninvasive cross-sectional real-time imaging of ethanol-induced developmental defects in zebrafish embryos larvae. For ethanol concentration of over 300 mM, developmental defects of eye (shrinkage and retinal abnormalities), malformation of the notochord and ataxia arising due to the toxic effects of ethanol were observed in OCT images from 3 days post fertilization onwards. The results suggest that OCT could be a valuable tool for noninvasive assessment of birth defects in small animal systems.
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