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The cardiovascular chromaffin cell system of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis gray

Epple, A., Hilliard, R.W. and Potter, I.C. (1985) The cardiovascular chromaffin cell system of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis gray. Journal of Morphology, 183 (2). pp. 225-231.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.1051830210
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Abstract

This study demonstrates that the silver technique of Grimelius (Acta Soc. Med. Ups. 73:243–270, 68) is ideally suited for the study of cardiovascular chromaffin cells in lampreys. This method showed that in the Southern Hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis, the distribution of chromaffin cells differs from that described for holarctic species. In G. australis, the chromaffin cells are found mainly in the sinus venosus, atrium, and nearby regions of the cardinal and jugular veins, and they are absent from the ventricle and conus arteriosus. The location and discreteness of the large accumulation of chromaffin cells in the lateral wall of the right posterior cardinal vein of adults resemble those of the precardiac axillary bodies of elasmobranchs. Chromaffin cells become more abundant during metamorphosis. The possible phylogenetic and functional significance of lamprey chromaffin cells is briefly discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 1985 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18864
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