Optimized CUBIC protocol for three-dimensional imaging of chicken embryos at single-cell resolution Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2017

start page

  • 2092

end page

  • 2097


  • 11


  • 144

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0950-1991

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1477-9129


  • The CUBIC tissue-clearing protocol has been optimized to produce translucent immunostained whole chicken embryos and embryo brains. When combined with multispectral light-sheet microscopy, the validated protocol presented here provides a rapid, inexpensive and reliable method for acquiring accurate histological images that preserve three-dimensional structural relationships with single-cell resolution in whole early-stage chicken embryos and in the whole brains of late-stage embryos.


  • Biology and Biomedicine


  • tissue clearing; 3d imaging; chicken embryo; light-sheet microscopy