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Fine structural analysis of the epithelial cells in the hepatopancreas of Palaemonetes argentinus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) in intermoult

LILIANA G. SOUSA1, ELENA I. CUARTAS2, ANA MARÍA PETRIELLA1, 3
. Departamento de Ciencias Marinas.
. Departamento de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Funes 3350. B7602AYL, Mar del Plata. Argentina.
. CONICET.
Address correspondence to: Lic. Liliana G. Sousa. Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Funes 3350. (B7602AYL) Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA. FAX: (+54-223) 475-3150. E-mail: lgsou@mdp.edu.ar

BIOCELL 2005, 29(1), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2005.29.025

Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe the ultrastructure of the hepatopancreas of P. argentinus in intermoult. P. argentinus hepatopancreas was studied using standard TEM techniques. Each tubule consists of four cellular types: E (embryonic), F (fibrillar), R (resorptive) and B (blister like). E-cells have embryonic features and some of them were found in mitosis. F, R and B cells possess an apical brush border. F-cells have a central or basal nucleus, a conspicuous RER, and dilated Golgi cisternae. R cells show a polar organization of organelles in three areas: apical, with numerous mitochondria and sER tubules, a central area with the nucleus and RER, and a basal area containing a sER-like tubule system and mitochondria. B-cells were observed at different stages of their life cycle. In an early differentiation stage they comprise an apical endocytotic complex and Golgi vesicles. The fusion of endocytotic and Golgi vesicles originates subapical vacuoles. During maturation, a big central vacuole is formed by coalescence of subapical vacuoles. The central vacuole is eliminated by holocrine secretion. The ultrastructure suggests that F-cells synthesize proteins, Rcells storage nutrients and B-cells have a secretory or excretory function, and confirms the independent origin of F, B and R cells from the embryonic cells.

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Crustacea, Caridea, hepatopancreas, ultrastructure

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SOUSA, L. G., CUARTAS, E. I., PETRIELLA, A. M. (2005). Fine structural analysis of the epithelial cells in the hepatopancreas of Palaemonetes argentinus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) in intermoult. BIOCELL, 29(1), 25–31.

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