Ultrastructural features of oogenesis in a free-living marine Platyhelminth, Vorticeros luteum.


The female gonad of the prolecithophoran turbellarian Voticeros luteum has a heterocellular organization as is typical in the neoophoran Platyhelminthes. It is composed of an ovarian and a vitellarian area that are not well separated from one another and from the surrounding tissues by a tunica. Each oocyte during maturation becomes completely surrounded by… (More)


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