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The ultrastructure of organelles appearing in spermatids and nutritive cells of Cipangopaludina malleata

  • G. Yasuzumi
  • Hiroaki Tanaka
  • Osamu Tezuka
  • Shoichi Nakano
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Summary

The ultrastructure of organelles appearing in the early typical and atypical spermatids, and the nutritive cells of Cipangopaludina malleata has been examined by a Siemens' electron microscope Elmiskop I.

Mitochondria appearing in the early typical spermatid have doughnut-like profiles in which the internal ridges appear as triple-layered membranes arranged radially and extending into the interior of the organelle without reaching the other side. Each membrane 40–60 Å in width, separated by a clear interspace 60–90 Å wide, is characterized by a porous structure 20–30 Å in diameter which suggests a filtration apparatus for enzymes.

Walls of the flattened saccules consisting the Golgi apparatus are calculated 35–60 Å thick, in which an electron-lucent, porous structure about 30 Å wide has been revealed.

The smooth-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum is bordered by a triple-layered membrane consisting of two opaque layers with a less opaque interspace 20–30 Å wide. The outer membrane ca. 15 Å wide presents a more linear appearance than the dotted arrangement of the inner membrane 20–25 Å thick.

The plasma membrane is composed of a triple-layered structure where two dense lines 15 Å wide are separated by a layer 20–30 Å thick of less density.

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Electron Microscope Plasma Membrane Endoplasmic Reticulum Porous Structure Outer Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Yasuzumi
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Tanaka
    • 1
  • Osamu Tezuka
    • 1
  • Shoichi Nakano
    • 1
  1. 1.Electron Microscope Research Laboratory, Department of AnatomyNara Medical CollegeJapan

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