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Fig. 6

From: The olfactory organ of schilbid catfish Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822): morphological and ultrastructural studies

Fig. 6

Photomicrographs of the olfactory organ of E. vacha by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A Nonsensory epithelium (NSE) lined with nonciliated supporting cells (SC), ciliated supporting cell (CSC) (solid arrow), labyrinth cells (LC), and mucous cell (MC). B Mucosa shows CSC with vacuoles (solid arrows), SC with mitochondria (MT), and MC containing basally placed nuclei (N) and secretory vesicles (arrow heads). C NSE typified with CSC having striated rootlets (solid arrows), mast cells (M), and SC containing nuclei (N). D Close up view of CSC shows plenty of kinocilia (C) with compact microtubules that arise from basal bodies (broken arrows), centriole (arrow head), mitochondria (MT), and pale granules (PG). Solid arrows mark classic arrangement of microtubules. E NSE shows labyrinth cells (LC) compacted with mitochondria (arrows) and vacuolated mucous cells (MC). F Raphe contains supporting cell nuclei (N) with dispersed heterochromatin. Note rough endoplasmic reticulum (arrow heads) and vesicles (solid arrows) adjacent to nuclei

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