Insect axopods.

Abstract

Using the elctron microscope we have found axopods, a cell organelle previously undescribed in multicellular animals, in the lower Malpighian tubule of the insect. Rhodnius prolixus. The axopods, which are 0.2 to 0.8 micrometer in diameter and 10 or more micrometer in length, derive from the luminal surface of the tubule and contain an array of 1 to about… (More)

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