Do glial cells exist in the nervous system of parasitic and free-living flatworms? An ultrastructural and immunocytochemical investigation.

  title={Do glial cells exist in the nervous system of parasitic and free-living flatworms? An ultrastructural and immunocytochemical investigation.},
  author={Natalia M Biserova},
  journal={Acta biologica Hungarica},
  volume={59 Suppl},
  • N. Biserova
  • Published 3 June 2008
  • Biology
  • Acta biologica Hungarica
It is still unclear whether flatworms have specialized glial cells. At present there are no special methods available for the identification of glial cells in flatworms. The aim of this research was to carry out detailed investigations of the CNS in two species ofcestodes, and to get an idea whether these cells may fit into the concept of glia. Three types of glial cells have been found in Grillotia erinaceus: (1) fibroblast-like cells in the cerebral ganglion (CG); (2) glial cells in bulbar… 

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