Keratinization of fish skin with special reference to the catfish Bagarius bagarius

  title={Keratinization of fish skin with special reference to the catfish Bagarius bagarius},
  author={Ajay Kumar Mittal and Mary Whitear},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  • A. Mittal, M. Whitear
  • Published 1 November 1979
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Cell and Tissue Research
SummaryHistochemical reactions indicating keratinization have previously been demonstrated in parts of the epidermis of Bagarius bagarius. Fluorescence histochemistry and electron microscopy have now confirmed these results. Elevated areas of the epidermis are capped by a layer of dead cells with altered contents. On the outer aspect of these cells a dense layer, 18 nm thick, beneath the plasma membrane corresponds to the resistant envelope found in keratinized cells in tetrapod vertebrates. In… 
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