Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells, Specimen 2

Chinese hamsters are nocturnal creatures -- they are active at night and sleep during most of the day. Similar to other rodents, these animals rely heavily on the sense of smell and hearing and have relatively poor eyesight. Using their tails for balance, Chinese hamsters are good climbers and are also fast movers. Males are typically larger than females and grow to approximately ten to twelve centimeters in length.

Recorded with a water-dipping objective at 40x magnification, this sequence illustrates many individual GFP-labeled cells.

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