Follicle cell tubular system in the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii: a route for exchanges between haemolymph and vitellogenic oocytes?

Abstract

The epithelial cells of the ovary follicles have been studied in the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii using electron microscope and horseradish peroxidase. A network of circumvoluted and anastomosed tubules, measuring about 0.15 micron in diameter, communicates with the extracellular spaces. This tubular network is a structure which extensively increases the permeability of the follicular epithelium.

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@article{Jugan1984FollicleCT, title={Follicle cell tubular system in the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii: a route for exchanges between haemolymph and vitellogenic oocytes?}, author={P Jugan and Carine Zerbib}, journal={Biology of the cell}, year={1984}, volume={51 3}, pages={395-8} }