ID#: 8122
Under a magnification of 333X, this 2005 scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, depicted the morphologic characteristics of the inner surface of an unidentified bird’s eggshell. In this view, morphologic details of the smooth innermost layer, known as the film, which is overlying the more exterior inner and outer membranous layers, which are constructed in a highly trabeculated pattern. Finally, towards the lower right corner of the image, you’ll note the thick, solidly-appearing shell proper, and its outermost, thin cuticle layer. This shell fragment was retrieved from the grounds of the Decatur, Georgia suburbs.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Janice Haney Carr; Sandra L. Westmoreland, Ph.D.,The University of Texas at Arlington
Creation Date: 2005
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.