Isthmus and ligament interrelationships: a computerized analysis of the spatial relationships of the hinge structures in unionid mussels.

@article{Pennec1987IsthmusAL,
  title={Isthmus and ligament interrelationships: a computerized analysis of the spatial relationships of the hinge structures in unionid mussels.},
  author={M Le Pennec and Herv{\'e} Petit and Douglas L. Jones and Walter Davis},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1987},
  volume={217 1},
  pages={8-15}
}
A study of the isthmus and ligament in unionid mussels was undertaken employing methods specifically designed to preserve the in vivo relationships of these interrelated structures. Serial sections of the hard and soft tissues were used for two-dimensional analysis. From these, a tridimensional computerized reconstruction was developed. Special dissections of the undisturbed isthmus were also utilized. By using such methodologies, a new description of the ligament has been developed employing… CONTINUE READING