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Renal cellular and tissue specializations in the bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ) and beluga whale ( Delphinapterus leucas )

@inproceedings{Pfei2004RenalCA,
  title={Renal cellular and tissue specializations in the bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ) and beluga whale ( Delphinapterus leucas )},
  author={Carl J. Pfei and Er},
  year={2004}
}
In this report selected examples of subcellular specializations and tissue structures of the bottlenose dolphin and beluga whale kidney are presented which illustrate some unique renal adaptations of cetaceans, and other subcellular structures are depicted for here the first time by electron microscopy. Large reservoirs of glycogen in the cortical proximal convoluted tubules, some unique bundles of medullary blood vessels, and the well-known sporta perimedullaris musculosa of the reniculi are… 
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