Microstructures of the larval shell of a pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, investigated by FIB-TEM technique

@article{Yokoo2011MicrostructuresOT,
  title={Microstructures of the larval shell of a pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, investigated by FIB-TEM technique},
  author={N. Yokoo and Michio Suzuki and K. Saruwatari and H. Aoki and Katsuaki Watanabe and H. Nagasawa and T. Kogure},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  year={2011},
  volume={96},
  pages={1020 - 1027}
}
Abstract The structure of the larval shell of a pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, has been investigated at several growing stages mainly using the focused ion beam (FIB) sample preparation technique and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Until 12 h from fertilization, the larva does not have any calcified shells. After 18 h from fertilization, the embryo is covered with the first shell made of aragonite with the c-axis normal to the shell. The cross-sectional view of the shell shows a… Expand

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