The ultrastructure of sea turtle eggshell does not contribute to interspecies variation in fungal invasion of the egg
Phillott, A.D., and Parmenter, C.J. (2006) The ultrastructure of sea turtle eggshell does not contribute to interspecies variation in fungal invasion of the egg. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84 . pp. 1339-1344.
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The eggshells of green (Chelonia mydas (L., 1758)), loggerhead (Caretta caretta (L., 1758)), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata (L., 1766)), and flatback (Natator depressus (Garman, 1880)) sea turtles nesting in eastern Australia were examined by scanning electron microscopy to determine if the ultrastructure was contributing to interspecific variation in fungal invasion of eggs. The eggshells of all species investigated were of similar structure (outer inorganic layer of aragonite crystals and an inner organic fibrillar layer) and of similar thickness. Well defined pores that would allow direct access by fungal hyphae or spores and does not contribute to interspsecific variation in the vulnerability of loggerhead sea turtle eggs to fungal infection.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060807 Animal Structure and Function @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%|
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