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03SeaUrchinSEM

Caption

Scanning electron microscope image of Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus [sea urchin] at the gastrula stage. Embryo was cut in half to reveal blastocoel cavity, containing blastocoel matrix material, primary mesenchyme cells and secondary mesenchyme cells migrating from the tip of the archenteron.

Class Echinoidea

Superorder Echinacea

Order Echinoida

Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus

JEOL 35C SEM

Writer

Louisa Howard

Keywords

marine invertebrate, SEM, sea urchin, embryo