LM of radula of slug

LM of radula of slug

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Caption: Light micrograph in interference contrast illumination of the radula of the Black Slug (Arion ater). The radula is a horny strip of tooth plates found in most molluscs. The plates are used to rasp food into smaller, digestible particles and are continuously renewed. Arion ater is found in moist areas in the UK, and may grow up to 15cm in length. Magnification x400 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, animal body, arion ater, black slug, light micrograph, mollusc radula, radula, radulae, slug, tongue

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