Arachnid oenocytes: Ecdysone synthesis in the legs of harvestmen (Opilionidae)

  title={Arachnid oenocytes: Ecdysone synthesis in the legs of harvestmen (Opilionidae)},
  author={F. Romer and W. Gnatzy},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  • F. Romer, W. Gnatzy
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Research
  • SummaryCells measuring up to 130 μm have been found in the proximal segments of the femora of all four pairs of walking legs in various species of harvestmen (Phalangium opilio, Leiobonum limbatum, Opilio parietinus, and Opilio ravennae). These cells exhibit all the fine-structural characteristics of insect oenocytes, in particular the conspicuous agranular endoplasmic reticulum. Radioimmunoassay after in vitro incubation of these cells has demonstrated the synthesis of α- and β- ecdysone… CONTINUE READING
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