Presence of interdigitating cells in thymus of the sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax L. (Teleost).

Research paper by Marcelino M Avilés-Trigueros, Juan A JA Quesada

Indexed on: 01 May '95Published on: 01 May '95Published in: Journal of Morphology


Interdigitating cells in the thymus of the sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, occur principally in the internal zone and in the border with the external zone. Ultrastructurally, the most characteristic cytological features of these cells are their low electron density, complicated labyrinthine membrane-membrane contacts, scantiness of cytoplasmic organelles, presence of Birbeck-like granules, juxtanuclear tubulo-vesicular complex, and phagocytic capacity. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Copyright © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.