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Clam gill epithelium - histology slide

Epithelium (surface layer of tissue cells) of vesicomyid clam gill covered with cilia (thin, finger-like projections). The gills of the clam are arranged in filaments and connected with tissue junctions. Bacterial symbionts are present in bacteriocytes (specific cells) on the filaments. Scale bar=50 microns.

Histology slide courtesy of NOAA. Available at: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03windows/logs/jul27/media/clam_gill_epithel.html.



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