Morphology of the monotreme organ of Corti and macula lagena.

@article{Ladhams1996MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of the monotreme organ of Corti and macula lagena.},
  author={A Ladhams and James Pickles},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={366 2},
  pages={335-47}
}
The organ of Corti and macula lagena were studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy in two species of monotreme, the platypus and echidna. In both species, the organ of Corti had a fundamentally mammalian conformation, with distinct outer and inner hair cells, separated by a tunnel of Corti. However, unlike eutherian mammals, the monotremes had three or four rows of pillar cells, and four to five rows of inner hair cells. The organ of Corti was much shorter than in eutherian… CONTINUE READING

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