Stem cells in the intestinal crypt niche
Stem cells are marked in individual colors by the multicolor Cre reporter Confetti. Each crypt becomes monochromatic over time due to neutral competition of the stem cells, producing parallel bands of differently colored cells on villus flanks. The image is reproduced with permission from Elsevier and is from Snippert H et al.: Cell 2010, 143:134-144.
Taken from: Arthur D Lander et al., 2012, BMC Biology [View article]