(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: The egg-capsule sheath of Loligo opalescens structure and association with bacteria
Student Author(s): Biggs, James
Faculty Advisor(s): Epel, David
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1990
Abstract: The egg capsule sheath of the squid Loligo opalescens is an acellular matrix 1-2mm thick which contains roughly 100 thin striations in layers parallel to the capsule surface. In this matrix is suspended a dense culture of bacteria in one to five layers. Its probable source is the accessory nidamental gland.