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- Cellular composition and ultrastructure of the gill epithelium of larval and adult lampreys : Implications for osmoregulation in fresh and seawater

Table 1. Cell types in the gill epithelia at different stages in the lamprey life cycle


Cell types

Life cycle stage IMRC AMRC PC CC

Larva (FW) + + + -
Downstream migrant (FW) + - + +
Adult (SW) - - + +
Upstream migrant (FW) + - + d

FW, freshwater; SW, seawater; AMRC, ammocoete mitochondria-rich cell; CC, chloride cell; IMRC, intercalated mitochondria-rich cell; PC, pavement cell; +, present; -, absent; d, disappear during upstream migration.


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