Marking Epithelial Cells in Living Hydra with India Ink

  • Joann J. Otto
  • Richard D. Campbell


To vitally mark epitheliomuscular cells with carbon particles so that those cells can be used to follow the displacement of small groups of cells or to demarcate the boundary of a tissue graft.


Carbon Particle Tissue Graft Gastric Cavity Bunsen Burner Ectodermal Tissue 
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  1. Campbell, R. D. 1973. Vital marking of single cells in developing tissues: India ink injection to trace tissue movements in hydra. J. Cell Sci.13: 651–661.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joann J. Otto
    • 1
  • Richard D. Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesPurdue UniversityIndianaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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