Selected SEM and TEM Images by Late Dr. Hiroshi Nakahara
The following SEM and TEM images were taken by late Dr. Hiroshi Nakahara many years ago, left unpublished, and shown on the screen during lunchtimes in the symposium. He graduated from the course of zoology of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Hokkaido, and studied abroad in the University of New York and School of Dentistry, University of Texas. After returning home, he taught oral anatomy at Meikai University, School of Dentistry (former Josai Dental University). Using electron microscopes both SEM and TEM, he studied the mineralization processes of a variety of shellfish as well as vertebral hard tissues such as tooth enamel, dentin, and bone.
KeywordsBone Ligament Monodonta confusa Nacreous layer Otolith Pearl Pinctada fucata Prismatic layer Tooth enamel
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