Atlas

zebrafish tissue section

Overview of Bio-Atlas efforts

The atlas project was originally focused on the microanatomy of zebrafish and humans, viewable as virtual slides at www.zfatlas.psu.edu. The content is being re-organized to have subsections devoted to zebrafish, humans, mice, and other model systems. We are working on ways to present microCT-based 3D histology. We welcome ideas and high-resolution slides and images from the community and are seeking collaborations that would make the resource more valuable.

The Bio-Atlas is organized with subsections devoted to humans, zebrafish, mice, and other model systems. The project was originally focused on the microanatomy of zebrafish. To address the need for a more human orientation, we introduce the Bio-Atlas as a platform for coordination of data between human and other model systems.

Since pathophysiological mechanisms in humans are reflected in tissue architecture, morphological changes in the best models of human disease will involve similar phenotypes as in humans. We welcome ideas and high-resolution 2D and 3D images from the community and are seeking collaborations to expand this resource.

News & Updates

Viewer updates

2015 Nov 16

New ruler. A modification of the ruler function has been added to the slide viewer to allow measurement of smaller as well as larger features. Typing <shift> R while viewing a slide first brings up in the center of the view a larger version of the scalebar for measuring larger items. Typing <shift> R again will bring up a smaller version as a square for measuring both height and width of small items. Typing <shift> R a third time will clear the rulers.

Comparison tool. Selected slides from a query result can be viewed simultaneously. Click the checkbox next to the result number on up to four slides, then click on the vertical or horizontal button in the summary up top to chose the direction and display of the slides.

2015 July 1

Under construction, dividing Atlas up by species. All pages still use the same functionality.