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07SeaUrchinSEM

Caption

Scanning electron microscope image of Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus embryo at the primary mesenchyme blastula stage. Embryo was split open to reveal the outer epithelial layer and the blastocoel cavity at the vegetal pole. At this stage of embryonic development, primary mesenchyme cells are forming(flask shaped cells in the epithelial layer) and beginning to migrate into the blastocoel cavity.

Class Echinoidea

Superorder Echinacea

Order Echinoida

Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus

JEOL 35C SEM

Writer

Louisa Howard

Keywords

marine invertebrate, SEM, sea urchin, embryo