Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 142, Issue 1, pp 43–49 | Cite as

Fly rhabdomeres twist in vivo

  • Ulrich Smola
  • Hansjörg Wunderer


Electron-microscopic examination shows that the rhabdomeres of the visual cells ofMusca domestica twist in the manner typical ofCalliphora erythrocephala andDrosophila melanogaster. More-over, it can be demonstrated that the rhabdomere section shown by Ribi (1979, Fig. 2) is from a twisting rhabdomere. Rhabdomere twist appears to be a wide-spread feature of dipteran eyes.


Visual Cell Rhabdomere Twist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Smola
    • 1
  • Hansjörg Wunderer
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut der UniversitätMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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