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Arterio‐venous anastomoses in the gills of Australian short‐finned eel, Anguilla australis

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posted on 1983-10-01, 00:00 authored by John DonaldJohn Donald, A G Ellis
Scanning electron microscopical examination of corrosion casts and critical point dried tissue of the gills of Anguilla australis showed that arterio‐venous anastomoses were present in both the afferent and efferent components of the gill vasculature. A morphometric distinction was made between anastomoses and capillaries within the gills. The origins of arteriovenous anastomoses from the filament arteries were bordered by specialized endothelial cells. The possible function of arterio‐venous anastomoses and the specialized endothelial cells is discussed.

History

Journal

Journal of Morphology

Volume

178

Issue

1

Pagination

89 - 93

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Location

Hoboken, N.J.

ISSN

0362-2525

eISSN

1097-4687

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

1983, Alan R. Liss