VESTIBULAR AMPULLARY STRUCTURES IN THE PIGEON: A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE OVERVIEW

Authors
  1. Landolt, J.P.
  2. Young, E.R.
  3. Correia, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to explore the complex surface features of the ampullary structures in the vestibular apparatus of the pigeon. The depth perspective inherent in SEM microscopy enabled: 1. three-dimensional views of major ampullary structures, 2. identification of a tongue-like structure, the 'lingula', 3. the observation that the base of the eminentia is a projection of the crista ampullaris and 4. evidence that the lingulae, together with the torus, partition the crista into two separate regions. The morphology of the cells and gross ampullary structures observed with SEM are compared to those obtained using light microscopy.
Report Number
RP-806 — Research Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 1972
Number of Pages
14
Reprinted from
Anatomical Record, vol 174, no 3, 1972, p 311-324
DSTKIM No
73-01640
CANDIS No
17561
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Hardcopy

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