Keratinization of the epidermis of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (dipnoi).

@article{Alibardi2003KeratinizationOT,
  title={Keratinization of the epidermis of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (dipnoi).},
  author={Lorenzo Alibardi and Jean M. P. Joss},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2003},
  volume={256 1},
  pages={
          13-22
        }
}
The differentiation of the epidermis in sarcopterigian fish may reveal some trend of keratinization followed by amphibian ancestors to adapt their epidermis to land. Therefore, the process of keratinization of the epidermis of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri was studied by histochemistry, electron microscopy, and keratin immunocytochemistry. The epidermis is tri-stratified in a 2-3-month-old tadpole but becomes 6-8 stratified in young adults. Keratin filaments increase from basal… CONTINUE READING