The pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Albertson1976ThePO,
  title={The pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Donna Albertson and J. Nichol Thomson},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1976},
  volume={275 938},
  pages={299-325}
}
The anatomy of the pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans has been reconstructed from electron micrographs of serial sections. The pharynx is used for pumping food into the gut, and is composed of 34 muscle cells, 9 marginal cells, 9 epithelial cells, 5 gland cells and 20 neurones. Three regions of specialization in the cuticle lining of the pharyngeal lumen may aid in the accumulation of food particles. A basement membrane isolates the pharynx from the rest of the animal, making the pharyngeal… CONTINUE READING
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