Submicroscopic morphology of the infrared receptor of pit vipers

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The fine structure of the infrared receptor membrane of pit vipers has been studied under the electronmicroscope. From the outer to the inner surfaces, within a total thickness of only 8 to 16 μ, the following seven layers were recognized: 1. Outer epithelium, 2. outer connective layer, 3. layer of vacuolar cells, 4. layer of nerve endings, 5. layer of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00336332

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