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Color Universal Design—How to Make Figures of Fluorescent Staining
Masataka Okabe
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2010 Volume 45 Issue 3 Pages 184-189

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In scientific presentations and publications, "color" has become a significant vehicle for information and presentation effect. However, color perception varies greatly among individuals; in particular, red-green color blindness are found in 4-9% of males in various populations, a frequency comparable to that of the AB blood type. Thus inappropriate color choices can cause unexpected difficulty in understanding color figures. We are examining that color and color combinations are perceived by various color vision types, to develop a method for presenting color information that can convey maximal information to most color vision types including color blindness. Here I show how to make figures of multiple fluorescent staining that are friendly to colorblind people.

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