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. 1964 Jun 12;144(3624):1340-2.
doi: 10.1126/science.144.3624.1340.

INTERCELLULAR CHANNELS IN THE SALT-SECRETING GLANDS OF MARINE TURTLES

INTERCELLULAR CHANNELS IN THE SALT-SECRETING GLANDS OF MARINE TURTLES

R A ELLIS et al. Science. .

Abstract

Long, pleomorphic microvilli project from the walls of adjacent secretory cells in the lacrymal glands of sea turtles, and a substance identified histochemically as a mucopolysaccharide fills the intercellular channels. These features are not characteristic of the principal secretory cells in the salt glands of marine birds.

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