The organization of the muscular system of Metridium senile.

@article{BATHAM1951TheOO,
  title={The organization of the muscular system of Metridium senile.},
  author={E J BATHAM and Charles F A Pantin},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of microscopical science},
  year={1951},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={27-54}
}
I . The muscular system of Metridium consists of fields of relatively short musclefibres. In extension these may exceed i mm. in length but are only about 0-5/* thick. They can shorten to about a fifth of the extended length. The fibres consist almost entirely of densely staining material. They form a connected network. At least in some cases the cells seem to be in contact rather than to form syncytial connexions. 

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