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Sequence of metamorphic events in competent larvae of H. elegans exposed to a natural biofilm.

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posted on 2021-05-13, 17:43 authored by Michael G. Hadfield, Marnie L. Freckelton, Brian T. Nedved

A) Prototroch cilia are still attached when primary tube begins to form; B) Prototroch cilia shed while larva is in primary tube; C) Loss of food-groove cells and collar eversion. Scale bar: 20 μm. Ptc, Prototroch cells; PT, Primary Tube; PC, shed Prototroch cilia; Col, collar; FGC, food groove cells.