P R Bergquist

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Junctional complexes between the epithelial cells in the four distinct regions of the glow-worm Malpighian tubule were investigated by electron microscopy using thin sectioning, freeze-fracturing, osmotic disruption and tracer techniques. The lateral plasma membranes of all four cell types are joined by smooth septate junctions but the extent of the complex(More)
Fluorine constitutes about 10 percent of the dry weight of the marine sponge Halichondria moorei. The fluorine occurs as potassium fluorosilicate, which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. A closely related sponge living in the same habitat does not contain any fluorine. The habitat was found to be free of fluorine except for the small amount naturally(More)
Sponge larvae posses cillia with unusual terminal expansions which are curled or biconcave in shape externally, as seen by scanning electron microscopy. Thin sections, passing through the point where the ciliary shaft enters the expanded area reveal the ciliary axoneme to be surrounded by many membranous folds, some of which are vesicular. The 'club footed'(More)
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