ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION OF CTENOPHORE COLLOBLASTS: AN ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDY

@article{Franc1978ORGANIZATIONAF,
  title={ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION OF CTENOPHORE COLLOBLASTS: AN ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDY},
  author={Jan Franc},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={1978},
  volume={155},
  pages={527-541}
}
  • J. Franc
  • Published 1978
  • Biology
  • The Biological Bulletin
The fine structure of ctenophore colloblasts was examined using scanning and transmission electron microscopy.The same structure was found consistently in the three largest orders of the main class of Ctenophora (Tentaculata).The colloblast is a pear-shaped cell, firmly anchored in the tentacular mesoglea by its tapering base. This highly specialized cell is always nucleated and contains an intracytoplasmic helical thread which divides into numerous fibrous radii at its distal end. Each radius… Expand
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