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In the mature mammalian and avian central nervous systems, neuronal destructions are followed by reactive gliosis, but data on other vertebrates are rather controversial. Mammals and birds belong to different amniote groups (Synapsida and Diapsida, respectively), but exhibit common general features in their glial architecture, mainly the predominance of(More)
A small perianal light organ was found on a ventral part of the body of Chlorophthalmus spp. Simple tests, histological preparations and bacterial culture of the luminous contents clearly indicated that the luminous substance consists of symbiotic bacteria. The unique eyes of Chlorophthalmus spp. suggests a possible interrelationship between the eyes and(More)
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