Microanatomy and ultrastructure of the foot of the infaunal bivalve Tegillarca granosa (Bivalvia: Arcidae).

@article{Lee2012MicroanatomyAU,
  title={Microanatomy and ultrastructure of the foot of the infaunal bivalve Tegillarca granosa (Bivalvia: Arcidae).},
  author={Jung Sick Lee and Yeon Gyu Lee and Jung Jun Park and Yun Kyung Shin},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={316-24}
}
In this study, the morphology and ultrastructure of the foot of Tegillarca granosa was compared with the bivalves from different habitats. The sediment of habitat of T. granosa is mostly a mixture of sand (68.93%) and mud (24.12%). The foot is wedge-shaped with multiple projections on the surface and covered with ciliary tufts. The epithelial layer is simple and composed of ciliated columnar epithelia and mucous cells. Although the mucous cells are distributed mostly in the epithelial layer… CONTINUE READING