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From: Integrative description of a new Dactylobiotus (Eutardigrada: Parachela) from Antarctica that reveals an intraspecific variation in tardigrade egg morphology

Figure 5

DIC, SEM, and stereoscopic microscope images of the eggs of Dactylobiotus ovimutans sp. nov. (a) An egg with 20 processes on the circumference (DIC). (b) An egg with 25 processes on the circumference (DIC). (c) An egg with 37 processes on the circumference (DIC). (d) An egg shell (SEM). (e) Processes of an egg (SEM). (f) An egg with uninflated processes (SEM). (g) An egg with uninflated processes (DIC). (h) An uninflated process (SEM). (i) An egg with partially inflated/uninflated processes (DIC). (j–l) Images of the eggs used for DNA extraction. (j) Two eggs with 25 and 22 processes on the circumference (stereoscopic). (k) An egg with 34 processes on the circumference (stereoscopic). (l) An egg with uninflated processes (stereoscopic).

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