Hair Cell from a Moray Eel

Transmission electron micrographs of a saccular sensory hair cell from a moray eel. (A) Cross-section through a whole cell from its apical (top) end to the basement membrane. (B) Section through the apical end of the cell with detailed structure of the stereocilia and the cuticular plate. (C) Section through a kinocilium showing the 9+2 filament microfilament pattern found in all motile cilia. Abbreviations: c - cuticular plate; F - filaments making up kinocilium; HC - hair cell; Mv - microvilli on supporting cell; N - nucleus; S - stereocilia; SC support cell.

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