Junctional types in the tissues of an onychophoran: the apparent lack of gap and tight junctions in Peripatus.

@article{Lane1994JunctionalTI,
  title={Junctional types in the tissues of an onychophoran: the apparent lack of gap and tight junctions in Peripatus.},
  author={Nancy Jane Lane and Sylvia S Campiglia and W. M. Peter Lee},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={1994},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={143-54}
}
The Onychophora are a rare group of primitive invertebrates, relatively little investigated. Tissues from a range of their digestive, secretory and excretory organs have been examined to establish the features of their intercellular junctions. Glutaraldehyde-fixed cells from the midgut and rectum, as well as the renal organ, mucous gland, salivary gland, epidermis, CNS and testis from specimens of Peripatus acacioi, have been studied by thin section and freeze-fracture electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING