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Fig. 4. DNA synthesis in a mantle tissue from an unoperated pearl oyster. BrdU-labeled nuclei were visualized with anti-BrdU monoclonal antibody and FITC-conjugated second antibody. Note the absence of BrdU labeling in the outer epithelium (o) in contrast to active labeling (arrowheads) in the inner epithelium (i). Scale bar - 200 μm. Reprinted with permission from Fish. Sci., 61, Awaji and Suzuki, The pattern of cell proliferation during pearl-sac formation in the pearl oyster, 747–751, Fig. 2a, © 1995, The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science.

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