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Here are some interesting photos that caught my eye. Look at the head of the embryo and the leech’s front and rear suckers:

Does this photo of an embryo resemble a leech?

Left, shows an embryo of about 22 days[1]. Right, A leech’s (rear) sucker [2].

Leech head showing sucker

The leech’s head is at the narrower end of the body. [3]

A scanning Electron Microscope of the embryo (dorsal view). About 25 days.

A scanning electron microscope of the embryo (dorsal view). About 25 days. [4]

A scanning Electron Microscope view of the embryo (dorsolateral view). About 24 days.

A scanning electron microscope view of the embryo (dorsolateral view). About 24 days. [4]

Leech from Movile Cave, Romania.

Leech from Movile Cave, Romania. [5]

Does the embryo resemble the leech??? What do YOU think?

(This post is based on materials provided by Elias Kareem).

Notes

  1. Embryo: http://static.scanpix.se/lennart_nilsson_video/video22.html
  2. Leech: http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/366747/enlarge
  3. http://www.lifeinfreshwater.org.uk/Species%20Pages/Leech%20sucker.jpg.html
  4. http://php.med.unsw.edu.au
  5. http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/406218/enlarge (accessed 14 May 2013)
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