Patterns of nuclear displacement from the PointCloud surface. The location of each nucleus with respect to a smooth PointCloud surface was mapped and averaged over the same cohort of embryos used in Figure 3 and displayed as a cylindrical projection. The map shows that the average apical (positive) or basal (negative) shift of nuclei forms a pattern that appears to correlate with cell fate and the expression patterns of blastoderm transcriptional regulators. Egg length (EL).
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