Movie 2

Formation of striated abdominal body muscles Z-projection of a multi-photon movie showing developing dorsal abdominal muscles expressing Mhc-GFP. Note the simultaneous establishment of the periodic Mhc-GFP pattern that aligns at about 52h APF across the entire muscle. Round moving cells are hemocytes digesting larval Mhc-GFP. Movie plays with 5 frames per second. Time is indicated in hh:mm APF.

Mechanical tension and spontaneous muscle twitching precede the formation of cross-striated muscle in vivo

Manuela Weitkunat, Martina Brasse, Andreas R. Bausch, and Frank Schnorrer

Development 2017. 144:1261-1272; doi: 10.1242/dev.140723