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The fine structural organization of the olfactory epithelium of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus): a scanning electron microscopic study

P. Chakrabarti, S.H. Choudhury
Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):10-14.

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Vol 66, No 1 (2007)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2006-12-14
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The fine anatomical structures of the olfactory epithelium of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus) have been systematically studied with the help of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The olfactory rosette is an oval structure composed of a number of lamellae arranged on a median raphe. A large part of the lateral surface of the rosette is covered with non-receptor epithelium, whereas the receptor epithelium occupies a much smaller area in the middle part. The nonreceptor epithelium is covered with a tuft of ciliated supporting cells, among which the stratified epithelial cells and mucous cells are located. The receptor epithelium is represented by the flagellated and microvillus receptor and supporting cells. Different cells on the olfactory epithelium correlate with the functional significance of the fish concerned.

Abstract

The fine anatomical structures of the olfactory epithelium of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus) have been systematically studied with the help of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The olfactory rosette is an oval structure composed of a number of lamellae arranged on a median raphe. A large part of the lateral surface of the rosette is covered with non-receptor epithelium, whereas the receptor epithelium occupies a much smaller area in the middle part. The nonreceptor epithelium is covered with a tuft of ciliated supporting cells, among which the stratified epithelial cells and mucous cells are located. The receptor epithelium is represented by the flagellated and microvillus receptor and supporting cells. Different cells on the olfactory epithelium correlate with the functional significance of the fish concerned.
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Keywords

SEM study; olfactory epithelium; Cyprinus carpio

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Title

The fine structural organization of the olfactory epithelium of Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus): a scanning electron microscopic study

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2007)

Pages

10-14

Published online

2006-12-14

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):10-14.

Keywords

SEM study
olfactory epithelium
Cyprinus carpio

Authors

P. Chakrabarti
S.H. Choudhury

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