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The ultrastructure of the subepidermal connective tissue (SEC) in different areas of the integument of the bivalves Callista chione, Pecten jacobaeus, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Ostrea edulis was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The main organisation of the SEC was broadly similar in all species: the SEC was connected to the epidermis by a(More)
Cell junctions and the cytoskeleton of integumental epidermal cells from six bivalves, four gastropods, and two cephalopods were studied by transmission electron microscopy. In all species examined, the junctions in supporting cells presented the following similar pattern: an apical-lateral adhesion belt (occluding junctions were not observed); (b) a(More)
The morphology of head cartilage of the cephalopods Sepia officinalis and Octopus vulgaris has been studied on samples fixed and embedded for light- and electron microscopy and on fresh frozen sections viewed by polarizing microscopy. The organization of extracellular matrix (ECM) varies in different regions of the head cartilage. Superficial zones are made(More)
Serotonin has been localized in neurons of the pedal ganglion of Mytilus galloprovincialis by means of colloidal gold immunostaining. Ultrastructural quantitative analysis shows that gold particles are concentrated over perikarya and fibers containing a unique vesicle population. The vesicles are round or elliptical with a diameter ranging from 100 to 180(More)
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