Figure 1 of Vasiliev, Mol Vis 2007; 13:114-124.

Figure 1. Diagram of lens regions

Diagram representing a section through the center of a lens showing the regions of the fiber mass that were dissected to produce region-specific cDNA libraries. Fiber cells in the cortex region are still in the process of elongation and are attached at their basal ends to the lens capsule, the lens basement membrane. Cells in the middle region have completed the process of elongation and have detached from the capsule. The apical and basal ends of these cells abut the ends of fiber cells from the other side of the lens at the anterior and posterior sutures. Cells in the core region have degraded their nuclei and other membrane-bound organelles.

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