Exotic vesicles. (A) Prolate, (B) stomatocyte, and (C) starfish vesicles made of a ternary mixture of saturated and unsaturated phospholipids and cholesterol, in presence of ~1 mM of sorbitol at 60°C. Reprinted figure with permission from reference . Copyright 2008 by the American Physical Society. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.148102 (D) Three-dimensional confocal microscopy image of a giant vesicle labeled with two distinct fluorescent dyes staining the liquid-ordered and liquid-disordered phases of a ternary mixture of lipids. Reproduced from reference  by permission of the PCCP Owner Societies.