Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 

Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 

Nov 28, 2017
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff

Skate embryos (Leucoraja erinacea) after removal from the egg case, visible on top of their yolk sacsRORY COOPER, FRASER LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELDResearchers are studying the early development of skin scales in sharks and skates to explore whether a conserved patterning system exists throughout vertebrates.