Ultrastructural observations on the lung of the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsten)

@article{Welsch2004UltrastructuralOO,
  title={Ultrastructural observations on the lung of the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsten)},
  author={Prof. Dr. Ulrich Welsch and Beate Aschauer},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={243},
  pages={137-144}
}
Of all avian species the emperor penguin is the best adapted bird to attain the greatest diving depths and diving durations. Therefore the lung of this bird was investigated with electron-microscopic, i.e., freeze-fracture and thin-section methods. The parabronchi are surrounded by bundles of smooth muscle cells innervated by varicosities of autonomic… CONTINUE READING