Haemocyanin production in pore cells of the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis

  • T. Sminia
  • H. H. Boer
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Summary

Electron micrographs of pore cells of Lymnaea stagnalis suggest that these cells produce and store haemocyanin.

Key words

Haemocyanin Pore cells Lymnaea stagnalis Electron microscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Sminia
    • 1
  • H. H. Boer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyFree UniversityAmsterdam-BuitenveldertThe Netherlands

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