12 March 2021

Taking up red nanoplastic particles and showing green neutrophils

Microscopy

Uptake of red nanoplastic particles and the feature of green neutrophils captured by our new Zeiss V8 stereo microscope. The microscope was kindly funded by the Carlsberg Fundation.

Zebrafish larvae showing the green neutrophils (immune cells) and the uptake of red nanoplastic particles in the yolk sac (after a 24 h bath exposure).

Zebrafish larvae with green neutrophils

Below: Artemia (brine shrimp) shown with the uptake of red nanoplastic particles (after a 24 h bath exposure). 

Artemia (brine shrimp) with ingested red nanoplastic particles