Cellular organization and peritrophic membrane formation in the cardia (proventriculus) of Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{King1988CellularOA,
  title={Cellular organization and peritrophic membrane formation in the cardia (proventriculus) of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={David G King},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1988},
  volume={196 3},
  pages={253-82}
}
The peritrophic membrane of Drosophila melanogaster consists of four layers, each associated with a specific region of the folded epithelial lining of the cardia. The epithelium is adapted to produce this multilaminar peritrophic membrane by bringing together several regions of foregut and midgut, each characterized by a distinctively differentiated cell type. The very thin, electron-dense inner layer of the peritrophic membrane originates adjacent to the cuticular surface of the stomadeal… CONTINUE READING