Cell and Tissue Research

, Volume 162, Issue 3, pp 411–417

Fine structure of the subradular Organ of Lepidochitona cinereus (L), (Mollusca, Polyplacophora)

  • P. R. Boyle

DOI: 10.1007/BF00220187

Cite this article as:
Boyle, P.R. Cell Tissue Res. (1975) 162: 411. doi:10.1007/BF00220187


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.

Key words

Subradular organ Lepidochitona cinereus Cell types Chemoreception Electron microscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Boyle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland

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