Object Description

Effective Object Description

One of the most important aspects of an object submission is the object description.  This is a detailed description (1200 character max) of the image or video being submitted that will help users learn something about developmental biology.  The  description (1 or 2 sentences) should explain in layman's terms why this object is important or what it means to the larger context of developmental biology.  Pretty images without explanation are not useful.  Think about what developmental biology concept or process your visual helps illustrate.  Describe that.  Think who, what, how, when, and where.  The following object details are important to include when relevant:

  • Organism
  • Stage of development (e.g. embryonic day)
  • Organ or cell type depicted
  • Live or fixed?
  • View or Plane (e.g. dorsal, sagittal)
  • Microscopy type (DIC, SEM, fluorescence, etc.)
  • Technique used (e.g. in situ hybridization, antibody labeling)
  • Name of gene, protein, etc. that is stained or labeled