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Plasma membranes, cell junctions and cuticle of the rectal chloride epithelia of the larval dragonfly Aeshna cyanea.

  title={Plasma membranes, cell junctions and cuticle of the rectal chloride epithelia of the larval dragonfly Aeshna cyanea.},
  author={J{\"o}rg Kukulies and Hans Komnick},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
The cell membranes and cell junctions of the rectal chloride epithelia of the larval dragonfly Aeshna cyanea were examined in thin sections and by freeze-fracture. These epithelia function in active ion absorption and maintain a high concentration gradient between the haemolymph and the fresh-water environment. Freeze-fracturing reveals fine-structural differences in the intramembraneous particles of the luminal and contraluminal plasma membranes of these epithelia, reflecting the functional… 

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