The fine structure of electrocytes in weakly electric teleosts

I. R. Schwartz, G. D. Pappas, Michael V. L. Bennett

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The fine structure of physiologically different electrocytes in seven genera of weakly electric teleosts is described. The major fine structural differences in these cells relate to specializations of the cell surface, distribution of mitochondria and variations in the filamentous inclusions. The degree of surface proliferation of the parallel faces of electrocytes produced by tubular invaginations of these faces is consistent with the physiological desirability for the electrocytes to match impedances across these faces during spike generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-114
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Neurocytology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1975

Fingerprint

Electric Impedance
Mitochondria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Histology
  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology

Cite this

The fine structure of electrocytes in weakly electric teleosts. / Schwartz, I. R.; Pappas, G. D.; Bennett, Michael V. L.

In: Journal of Neurocytology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 02.1975, p. 87-114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Schwartz, I. R. ; Pappas, G. D. ; Bennett, Michael V. L. / The fine structure of electrocytes in weakly electric teleosts. In: Journal of Neurocytology. 1975 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 87-114.
@article{77547a3116a341329ab3b9587a693938,
title = "The fine structure of electrocytes in weakly electric teleosts",
abstract = "The fine structure of physiologically different electrocytes in seven genera of weakly electric teleosts is described. The major fine structural differences in these cells relate to specializations of the cell surface, distribution of mitochondria and variations in the filamentous inclusions. The degree of surface proliferation of the parallel faces of electrocytes produced by tubular invaginations of these faces is consistent with the physiological desirability for the electrocytes to match impedances across these faces during spike generation.",
author = "Schwartz, {I. R.} and Pappas, {G. D.} and Bennett, {Michael V. L.}",
year = "1975",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1007/BF01099098",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "87--114",
journal = "Journal of Neurocytology",
issn = "0300-4864",
publisher = "Kluwer Academic Publishers",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The fine structure of electrocytes in weakly electric teleosts

AU - Schwartz, I. R.

AU - Pappas, G. D.

AU - Bennett, Michael V. L.

PY - 1975/2

Y1 - 1975/2

N2 - The fine structure of physiologically different electrocytes in seven genera of weakly electric teleosts is described. The major fine structural differences in these cells relate to specializations of the cell surface, distribution of mitochondria and variations in the filamentous inclusions. The degree of surface proliferation of the parallel faces of electrocytes produced by tubular invaginations of these faces is consistent with the physiological desirability for the electrocytes to match impedances across these faces during spike generation.

AB - The fine structure of physiologically different electrocytes in seven genera of weakly electric teleosts is described. The major fine structural differences in these cells relate to specializations of the cell surface, distribution of mitochondria and variations in the filamentous inclusions. The degree of surface proliferation of the parallel faces of electrocytes produced by tubular invaginations of these faces is consistent with the physiological desirability for the electrocytes to match impedances across these faces during spike generation.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0016441898&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0016441898&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/BF01099098

DO - 10.1007/BF01099098

M3 - Article

C2 - 1113145

AN - SCOPUS:0016441898

VL - 4

SP - 87

EP - 114

JO - Journal of Neurocytology

JF - Journal of Neurocytology

SN - 0300-4864

IS - 1

ER -