, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 518–519 | Cite as

Scanning electron microscopy of the gills ofTrachurus mediterraneus

  • G. M. Hughes
  • R. M. Mondolfino


Scanning electron micrographs have shown a significant difference in surface sculpture of the epithelial cells of the secondary lamellae and those of the gill filaments. The filament epithelium is covered with many microridges which appear to be interrupted periodically by swellings of various sizes. The secondary lamellae have few microridges.


Microscopy Electron Microscopy Scan Electron Microscopy Epithelial Cell Electron Micrographs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Hughes
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. M. Mondolfino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Unit for Comparative Animal RespirationUniversity of BristolBristol(England)
  2. 2.Institute of General PhysiologyUniversity of MessinaMessina(Italy)

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