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Fig. 8. Processes of pearl-sac formation in the cover slip method. A - just after the implantation. B - the outer epithelial cells emigrate along the cover slips and proliferate. C - formation of a pearl sac. D - deposition of pearl layers around the cover slips. Reprinted with permission from Bull. Natl. Pearl Res. Lab., 13, Machii, Histological studies on the pearl-sac formation, 1489–1539, Fig. 1, © 1968, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan.

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