Ultrastructure of the full-term shark yolk sac placenta. II. The smooth, proximal segment.


The smooth, proximal portion of the yolk sac placenta of the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus is comprised of: (1) An outermost epithelial ectoderm; (2) an intervening collagenous stroma; and (3) an inner mesothelium. The surface epithelium may be one to three cell layers thick. The surface epithelium comprises two cell types. A cuboidal cell that has a… (More)