The ultrastructure of the basilar papilla of the chick.

  title={The ultrastructure of the basilar papilla of the chick.},
  author={Nobutaka Hirokawa},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={181 2},
The basilar papilla of the chicken was studied by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. It is composed of two distinct types of hair cells, a tall hair cell (THC) and a short hair cell (SHC). Gradual transitions exist between these two forms. The THC occurs mainly in the anterior part of the neuroepithelium and is situated on the superior fibro-cartilagenous plate, while the SHC dominates in the posterior part and is found on the free basilar membrane. The THC is a tall columnar cell… CONTINUE READING


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