The fine structure of the light organ of the glowworm Lampyris noctiluca


The four main parts of the glowworm light organ are the cuticle, the hypodermis, the photocyte layer and the reflector cell layer. The hypodermis is one cell thick and it contains hypodermic glands. These glandular cells have a lumen that opens to the outside of the cuticle. Projecting into the lumen are numerous microvilli. Between the hypodermis and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00334869


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