Egg shell membrane, SEM

Egg shell membrane, SEM

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Caption: Egg shell membrane, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Broken egg shell, showing details of the membrane (across bottom) that is on the inside of the shell wall. The shell protects the embryo that develops inside, and controls the passage of air in and out of the egg Hard-shelled eggs are produced by birds and some reptiles. This egg shell is from a chicken's egg. Magnification: x1100 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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