Time course of calcium deposition in shells of the barnacle (Balanus amphitrite amphitrite) during cyprid-juvenile metamorphosis


Journal Article

Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were used to study the morphology of balanomorph barnacles during metamorphosis from the cyprid larval stage to the juvenile. First, laboratory-raised, free-swimming cyprid larvae were allowed to settle on plastic coverslips in culture dishes of seawater. Then, the cyprids were cryopreserved, freeze dried, rotary carbon-coated and examined. Finally, electron probe X-ray microanalysis dot maps were obtained.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wallace, NR; Freudenrich, CC; Wilbur, K; Ingram, P; LeFurgey, A

Published Date

  • December 1, 1994

Published In

  • Proceedings Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America

Start / End Page

  • 178 - 179

Citation Source

  • Scopus