, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 927–928 | Cite as

Presence of giant mitochondria during cerebellar ontogenesis in reptiles

  • A. Marrero
  • J. M. Martin
  • M. A. Pérez
  • A. Rodríguez
  • C. M. Yanes
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Giant mitochondria were observed in the perikarya and dendrites of Purkinje cells in the developing cerebellar cortex of the lizardGallotia galloti at sevral stages previous to hatching. Such mitochondria are absent from the adult cerebellum.

Key words

Purkinje cells cerebellar ontogeny giant mitochondria reptiles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Marrero
    • 1
  • J. M. Martin
    • 1
  • M. A. Pérez
    • 1
  • A. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • C. M. Yanes
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto CitologíaUniversidad de La LagunaTenerife(Spain)

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