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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.
Da Cruz Landim, Carminda, "Extracellular Crystals in Apis Mellifera (Hymenoptera - Apoidea)" (1975). Co. Paper 18.
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