Figure 1: Rib fragment (CXPM Z4644) of Lufengosaurus. | Nature Communications

Figure 1: Rib fragment (CXPM Z4644) of Lufengosaurus.

From: Evidence of preserved collagen in an Early Jurassic sauropodomorph dinosaur revealed by synchrotron FTIR microspectroscopy

Figure 1

(a) Rib before sectioning, (b) transverse section of the rib, small black circles are the central vascular canals in the osteons, (c) longitudinal section of the rib showing distribution of infilled vascular canals, (dh) close ups of preserved collagen-infilling materials within the vascular canals of the rib; flat transparent preserved protein fragments that were washed out from the cut canals, as explained in the main text, are indicated by red arrows, f,h are the dark-field images of e,g, respectively, (i) SR-TXM image of microcrystals of haematite within the vascular canal, indicated by red squares, (j) microcrystal of haematite inside the vascular canal, (k) tomographic images of haematite crystal in different views, (l) lacuna within the bone matrix and (m) tomographic images of lacunae in different views.

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