Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Ciência e Cultura

Volume

27

Issue

3

Publisher

Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência

Publication Date

3-1-1975

First Page

277

Last Page

282

Abstract

Crystalline inclusions in cellular organelles, from normal or pathological tissues, have been the subject of several authors reports (Anderson and col., 1968; Kitajima and col., 1968; Elfvin, 1971) being those inclusions generally considered proteic in nature. In Apis, crystalline bodies were found inside secretory vacuoles from the hypopharyngeal gland cells (Cruz-Landim and Hadek, 1969) and in the granular hemocytes (Cruz-Landim, 1971 and 1972). Crystal like structures extracellularly located were reported in the lemnoblast from perimuscular nervous terminals from cockroach (Faeder and Salpeter, 1970) and Apis (Cruz-Landim, 1974). The present paper contains more detailed description from the crystalline structures present in the lemnoblast from Apis nervous terminals and from similar bodies found in the rectum wall.

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