The ultrastructure of the integument of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata

  title={The ultrastructure of the integument of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata},
  author={Jonathan B. Leonard and Robert G. Summers},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
The morphology and ultrastructure of the lateral body integument of the leptocephalus, glass eel, pigmented elver, and adult stages of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata, were examined with light and electron microscopy. The integument consists of an epidermis separated by a basal lamina from the underlying dermis. Three cell types are present in the epidermis in all stages. Filament-containing cells, which are the principal structural cell type, are increasingly numerous at each stage. Mucous… CONTINUE READING


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