Double membrane-bounded intestinal microvilli in Oncopeltus fasciatus

Abstract

A double plasma membrane (DPM) surrounding intestinal microvilli of the migratory milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, is described. Mutant and wild types of the phytophagous insect have been studied by conventional SEM and TEM procedures with the use of membrane-enhancing staining methods. Longitudinal and transverse sections revealed a DPM surrounding… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00216431

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