The paracrystalline structure of an insect rhabdomere (Calliphora erythrocephala)


By use of a modified fixation technique, the receptor cells of the compound eye of the blowfly Calliphora erythrocephala were found to contain a regular, paracrystalline array of alternating rows of hexagonally shaped microvilli. The receptor cells R1 to R6 have a cell-specific number of microvilli per row in a cross section. Every microvillus has a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00216477


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