Whelk radula, polarised light microscopy

Whelk radula, polarised light microscopy

C027/5957

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Caption

Polarised light microscopy of the ventral view of tongue, or radula, of a whelk (Buccinum sp.), showing symmetrical rows of sharp teeth. The teeth are formed by a histidine rich protein and are one of the hardest natural substances known. Magnification: x27 at 10cm wide.

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