The cytoskeleton of the electric tissue of Electrophorus electricus, L.

@article{Mermelstein2000TheCO,
  title={The cytoskeleton of the electric tissue of Electrophorus electricus, L.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia dos Santos Mermelstein and Manoel Luis Costa and Vivaldo Moura Neto},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={341-51}
}
The electric eel Electrophorus electricus is a fresh water teleost showing an electrogenic tissue that produces electric discharges. This electrogenic tissue is distributed in three well-defined electric organs which may be found symmetrically along both sides of the eel. These electric organs develop from muscle and exhibit several biochemical properties and morphological features of the muscle sarcolema. This review examines the contribution of the cytoskeletal meshwork to the maintenance of… CONTINUE READING