Sea urchin growth dynamics at microstructural length scale revealed by Mn-labeling and cathodoluminescence imaging


Fluorochrome staining is among the most widely used techniques to study growth dynamics of echinoderms. However, it fails to detect fine-scale increments because produced marks are commonly diffusely distributed within the skeleton. In this paper we investigated the potential of trace element (manganese) labeling and subsequent cathodoluminescence (CL… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12983-017-0227-8