The Collagen of the Arthropoda

  • Jean François
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 93)


Collagen has been described in several regions of the arthropod body, but this molecule does not perform the ubiquitous connective tissue role as is evident in both Vertebrata and Inverte-brata. The Arthropoda, despite the widespread occurrence of collagen fibrils, are characterized by the relative scarcity of connective elements; there is also a scarcity of works concerning the biochemistry and physiology of collagen. Before examining these points in detail, a number of preliminary remarks are in order:


Basement Membrane Horseshoe Crab Ventral Nerve Cord Perineurial Cell Dorsal Vessel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean François
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Zoology, U.A. C.N.R.S. 674University of DijonDijonFrance

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