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The mucosa covering the tongue of the Chimaera monstrosa has been investigated with histological and immunohistochemical methods allowing to describe, for the first time, gustatory structures (taste buds) in this subclass of cartilaginous fish. G-protein-alpha-subunit-inhibitory-like (Gαi-like) immunoreactivity has been detected in the taste buds of C.(More)
Nitric oxide is a regulative molecule with important roles in the olfactory system of vertebrates. Chondrichtyans have a key position in vertebrate evolution and nothing is known about nitric oxide in their olfactory system. Aim of this work was to investigate the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) immunoreactivity in the olfactory system of the shark(More)
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