Egg shell, SEM

Egg shell, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bird egg shell, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The egg shell is mainly composed of calcium carbonate. At right is the palisade layer (cream), which is covered by the cuticle (orange).

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Keywords: avian, biological, biology, calcified, calcium carbonate, coloured, cuticle, egg, eggshell, false-coloured, fauna, material, nature, ornithological, ornithology, palisade, reproduction, reproductive, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, shell, zoological, zoology

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