, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 338–340 | Cite as

A transmission and scanning electron microscopic study of cytoplasmic threads of dividing neuroepithelial cells in early chick embryos

  • R. G. Nagele
  • H. Lee


Cytoplasmic threads found on the luminal surface of the developing chick neuroepithelium contain a remnant of the spindle complex and an electron-dense midbody. Most threads become long and thin and eventually split at the midbody. This finding suggests that the midbody plays a role in the final separation of daughter cells.


Luminal Microscopic Study Electron Microscopic Study Daughter Cell Chick Embryo 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Nagele
    • 1
  • H. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

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