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3Junction

Caption

Transmission electron microscope image of Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus [sea urchin] gastrula. This tangential thin section at the apical end of an epithelial cell shows a septate junction. The straight, unbranched septate junction is present throughout embryogensis and may act as a permeability barrier, as well as having adhesive properties.

Class Echinoidea

Superorder Echinacea

Order Echinoida

Strongylocentrotus drobachiensus

JEOL 100CX TEM

Writer

Louisa Howard, Evelyn Spiegel

Keywords

marine invertebrate, TEM, junction