Fine structure of the subradular Organ of Lepidochitona cinereus (L), (Mollusca, Polyplacophora)
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- Boyle, P.R. Cell Tissue Res. (1975) 162: 411. doi:10.1007/BF00220187
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Electron microscopy of the subradular organ of the chiton Lepidochitona cinereus (L) reveals at least three cell types, microvillous, ciliated and mucus-secreting, situated in a single epithelium. The base of the epithelium is abundantly innervated and supplied with muscle cells. The fine structure is consistent with a chemosensory function for the subradular organ.