The aglomerular nephron of antarctic teleosts: a light and electron microscopic study.

@article{Dobbs1975TheAN,
  title={The aglomerular nephron of antarctic teleosts: a light and electron microscopic study.},
  author={G H Dobbs and Arthur L. Devries},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={1975},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={159-70}
}
Complete serial sections demonstrated that ten species of Antarctic teleost fishes representing two families had aglomerular kidneys. The aglomerular nephron of such kidneys consists of two distinct regions: (1) a highly contorted principal segment and (2) a system of collecting tubules and ducts. Throughout the principal segment the cells are characterized by densely packed microbilli and a single cilium projecting into the lumen. Within the cytoplasm, lysosomes are rarely encountered, as… CONTINUE READING