CutFIG 1: The structure of adult cuticle.
A. Schematic showing the structure of the cuticle in relation to other tissues. (Hyp) Hypodermis. Basal lamina overlying muscle is not shown.
B&C. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images show typical annuli and furrow structures of the worm cuticle. Worms were immobilized, immersed in M9 buffer and imaged live using a NanoWizard3 JPK atomic force microscope.
B. Topography image of 10µm of cuticle.
C. 3D representation of B. (AFM image source C. Essmann, Essmann et al., 2017)
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