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Membrane specializations between the three types of glial cells in the first optic neuropil (lamina ganglionaris) of the housefly were determined from thin sections and freeze-fracture replicas. Three strata of glia cells are present in the lamina. A relatively thin layer of satellite glia covers the distal (perikaryal) rind of the lamina and these cells(More)
Membrane specializations of the peripheral retina of the housefly (Musca domestica) are revealed in thin sections and freeze fracture/etch replicas. Septate junctions are abundant in corner areas of the pseudocone enclosure bonding: between homologous corneal pigment cells (CPC); between homologous large pigment cells (LPC); between CPC-LPC; between Semper(More)
Thin section and freeze-fracture replicas of the first optic neuropil (lamina ganglionaris) of the fly Musca were studied to determine the types, extent and location of membrane specializations between neurons. Five junctional types are found, exclusive of chemical synapses. These are gap, tight and septate junctions, close appositions between retinular (R)(More)
The retinular (R) cell junction between adjacent photoreceptor cells in the house-fly ommatidium was characterized by freeze fracture, thin section and tracer (lanthanum) studies. Focal tight junctions occur between cells, and some P face ridge-E face groove correspondences are present in this intramembranal area. When colloidal lanthanum was introduced(More)
The external and internal fine structure of the housefly interfacetal hair and its sensory dendrite was studied with the scanning and transmission (high and low voltage) electron microscopes. The hair shaft contains no dendrites, and is usually situated within a socket on the lens surface. Immediately beneath and directly connected to the base of each hair(More)
The distal aspect of the housefly ommatidium was surveyed by the scanning electron microscope. Attention was directed to the somal eminence of the superior central cell and the lens to large pigment cell junction. The underside of each lens facet exhibits six hexagonally arranged incisures. Into each of these indentations are fitted several large pigment(More)
Synaptic cartridges of the first optic neuropile (lamina ganglionaris) of the housefly were examined by high voltage electron microscopy (HVEM). Stereo pairs (from thick, i.e., 0.25 mum, sections viewed at 1,000 kV) provided a three dimensional representation of cartridge neurons and clearly revealed the lateral spread, bifurcation and some functional(More)
Isoetes sinensis Palmer (Isoetaceae) is a critically endangered fern that is a marsh plant (that is an aquatic or amphibious plant) in China. To evaluate damage or influence of lead (Pb) on cell ultrastructure in I. sinensis, we used 2000mg·L-1 Pb(NO3)2 solution to treat I. sinensis for 35d, and used transmission electron microscope (TEM) to observe the(More)