Extracellular matrix of sea urchin and other marine invertebrate embryos.

  title={Extracellular matrix of sea urchin and other marine invertebrate embryos.},
  author={Evelyn Spiegel and Louisa Howard and Melvin Spiegel},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={199 1},
The extracellular matrix surrounding the sea urchin embryo (outer ECM) contains fibers and granules of various sizes which are organized in recognizable patterns as shown by ultrastructural studies, particularly stereoimaging techniques. The use of the ruthenium red method for retaining and staining the ECM, with modifications of the Luft (Anatomical Record 171:347-368, 1971) method for invertebrate embryos, allows for the clarification of certain structures, particularly fiber compaction in… CONTINUE READING


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