Indexed on: 01 Apr '95Published on: 01 Apr '95Published in: Journal of Morphology
The morphology of chloride cells in the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, has been studied by transmission electron microscopy. The chloride cell possesses abundant tubules, mitochondria, and granules. The employment of a special membrane stain in conjunction with a two- or tridimensional analysis reveals a complex interjoining and interlocking ring system of tubules. Tubular sides constituting the complex rings frequently lack granules. The tubular rings join with tubulous mitochondrial profiles and other cytoplasmic components. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Copyright © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.