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Nasal epithelia, alligator - TEM

This is a histology slide from an American alligator. OSN (olfactory receptor neurons) (type I) with few mitochondria. The long arrow points to a centriole deep in the cytoplasm of the OSN (olfactory receptor neurons).

Short arrow - basal body of cilia; sc - supporting cell; long arrow - centriole.

Image courtesy of:
Hansen, Anne; "Olfactory and solitary chemosensory cells: two different chemosensory systems in the nasal cavity of the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis"; BMC Neuroscience 2007 8:64 doi:10.1186/1471-2202-8-64.

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