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Fig. 21. Procedures of excision and sterilization of a pearl oyster mantle. A - an opened pearl oyster (left) and an oyster removed of a visceral mass (right). B - disinfection of the inner surface of the mantle. C - the pallial zone (hatched) to be excised from a mantle. a - adductor muscle; m - mantle; s - shell. D - washing and mucous removal of mantle strips in MMBSS. Reprinted with permission from Invertebrate Cell Culture, Awaji, Primary culture techniques for the outer epithelial cells of pearl oyster mantle, 239–244, Fig. 1, © 1997, Science Publishers.

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