, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 876–877 | Cite as

Chromatin organization within nuclear blebs in leukocytes ofXenopus laevis

  • N. Chegini
  • N. Maclean


The nuclei from leukocytes of peripheral blood, liver and spleen of an individual anaemicXenopus laevis have been found to possess numerous nuclear blebs or projections. These structures were found to be very variable in size and shape as viewed in electron micrographs, but commonly included an enclosed mass of cytoplasm bound on one side by a very thin section of nuclear material. Such sections are membrane bounded on each side and frequently display an interesting ordered array of chromatin.


Thin Section Electron Micrographs Nuclear Material Chromatin Organization Nuclear Bleb 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chegini
    • 1
  • N. Maclean
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Medical and Biological Sciences BuildingUniversity of SouthamptonSouthampton(England)

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