A comparative study of the ultrastructure and mineralogy of calcified land snail eggs (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)

@article{Tompa1976ACS,
  title={A comparative study of the ultrastructure and mineralogy of calcified land snail eggs (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)},
  author={Alex S. Tompa},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1976},
  volume={150}
}
  • A. Tompa
  • Published 1 December 1976
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
This study indicates that eggs containing calcium carbonate crystals occur in at least 36 of the 65 known families of the land snails (class Gastropoda: order Stylommatophora). Eggs from 22 of these families were available for examination. The x‐ray diffraction data, available for the first time for 21 of these families, shows that these egg shells are all made of calcite only, or of a combination of calcite with smaller amounts of aragonite. All of the snail (body) shells examined were made of… Expand
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