Microfilaments and microtubules in isolated fiber cells of Trichoplax adhaerens (Placozoa)

Abstract

Fiber cells isolated by mechanical disruption of the tissue in Ca2+-free sea water attach firmly to the substrate by discrete adhesion plaques. They are capable of forming a lamellipodium and long, slender extensions while the cell bodies remain stationary. The extensions are slowly elongated but can suddenly be withdrawn by contraction. Bundles of F-actin… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00312314

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