Slug radula, SEM

Slug radula, SEM

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Caption: Slug radula. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the radula from a red slug (Arion rufus). The radula is a tongue-like organ found in most molluscs. It is studded with rows of horny teeth (grey), which are used to rasp food particles from surfaces. Magnification: x530 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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