Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy of fossil embryos

@article{Donoghue2006SynchrotronXT,
  title={Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy of fossil embryos},
  author={Philip C. J. Donoghue and Stefan Bengtson and Xi-Ping Dong and Neil J. Gostling and Therese Huldtgren and John A. Cunningham and Chongyu Yin and Zhao Yue and Fan Peng and Marco Stampanoni},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={442},
  pages={680-683}
}
Fossilized embryos from the late Neoproterozoic and earliest Phanerozoic have caused much excitement because they preserve the earliest stages of embryology of animals that represent the initial diversification of metazoans. However, the potential of this material has not been fully realized because of reliance on traditional, non-destructive methods that allow analysis of exposed surfaces only, and destructive methods that preserve only a single two-dimensional view of the interior of the… 

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