The long and winding path to understanding kidney structure in amphioxus - a review.


The history of studies on amphioxus kidney morphology is reviewed with special attention to four zoologists who made important early contributions. In 1884, Hatschek described a single anterior nephridial tubule in larval and adult amphioxus. Subsequently, in 1890, Weiss and Boveri independently found multiple branchial nephridia (morphologically similar to… (More)
DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.170196nh


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