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The present electron microscopical investigations were directed to the question, whether alterations in the gravitational force might induce structural changes in the morphology of otoliths or/and inner ear sensory epithelia of developing and adult swordtail fish (Xiphophorus helleri) that had been kept either under long-term moderate hypergravity (8 days;(More)
Four different methods for calcium precipitation are compared in the optic tectum and the inner ear of the cichid fish, Oreochromis mossambicus. Several parameters are investigated concerning their influences on the reaction product. Three procedures (bichromate, fluoride, and oxalate-pyroantimonate) produce fine-grained deposits, often flocculent in the(More)
Cichlid fish larvae were reared from hatching to active free swimming under different gravity conditions: natural environment, increased acceleration in a centrifuge, simulated weightlessness in a clinostat and near weightlessness during space flight. Cytochrome oxidase activity was analyzed semiquantitatively on the ultrastructural level as a marker of(More)
The regional metabolic activity in the otolithic sensory epithelia of the inner ear of a cichlid fish (Oreochromis mossambicus) was investigated on light- and electronmicroscopical level using the cytochemical method for detection of cytochrome oxidase activity. In adult animals a characteristic distribution of mitochondria with high enzyme activity was(More)
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