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Fine structure of the retinulae in the compound eye of the honey-bee.
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PMID:  13960661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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The retinula of the compound eye of the worker honey-bee has been examined with the electron microscope. The rhabdom lies on the ommatidial axis; it is usually cylindrical in shape, about 3 to 4 micro in diameter, and lacks an axial cavity. Cross-sections show it to be four parted, although it is formed from eight retinular cells (Figs. 2, 3). Each quadrant of the rhabdom consists of a closely packed parallel array of tubules with long axes perpendicular to the axis of the rhabdom. The tubules in adjacent quadrants of the rhabdom are mutually perpendicular. At the distal end of the ommatidium these tubules are seen to be microvilli of the retinular cells. Immediately surrounding the rhabdom, the cytoplasm of the retinular cells contains a membranous endoplasmic reticulum which is oriented approximately radially with respect to the axis of the ommatidium. Farther away from the rhabdom the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria.
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T H GOLDSMITH
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  The Journal of cell biology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0021-9525     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  1962 Sep 
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Created Date:  1963-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375356     Medline TA:  J Cell Biol     Country:  Not Available    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-94     Citation Subset:  OM    
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): J Cell Biol
ISSN: 0021-9525
ISSN: 1540-8140
Publisher: The Rockefeller University Press
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Copyright © Copyright, 1962, by The Rockefeller Institute Press
Received Day: 23 Month: 3 Year: 1962
Print publication date: Day: 1 Month: 9 Year: 1962
Volume: 14 Issue: 3
First Page: 489 Last Page: 494
ID: 2106111
PubMed Id: 13960661

FINE STRUCTURE OF THE RETINULAE IN THE COMPOUND EYE OF THE HONEY-BEE
Timothy H. Goldsmith
From the Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, and the Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven. Dr. Goldsmith is presently located at the latter address


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