Iontophoretic Cobalt Staining of the Body Wall of Phocanema decipiens

  • Clare Bradley
  • Neil A. Croll

Abstract

Iontophoretic cobalt staining of the nematode Phocanema decipiens results in the deposition of cobalt between the contractile bases of adjacent muscle cells and in a hexagonal lattice pattern in the hypodermis. The possibility of staining sarcolemmal invaginations between muscle cells which are proprioceptive or coordinate the activity of adjacent muscle cells is suggested. Key Words: nervous tissue, hypodermis, muscle cells.
Published
1978-04-15
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