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Anat Rec. 1980 Jul;197(3):355-61.

Incidence and morphology of equine and murine chondrocytic cilia.


The incidence and structure of equine and murine chondrocytic cilia were studied using serial sections and transmission electron microscopy. Overall, 96% of all equine chondrocytes and 100% of all murine chondrocytes had one cilium. The structure of these cilia included rootlets, basal feet, alar sheets, and an axoneme of nine peripheral doublets which progressively bent and terminated as they coursed towards the tip of the ciliary shaft. Together with the previous studies on neonatal and adult canine chondrocytic cilia, we conclude that the structure and incidence of chondrocytic cilia does not vary among species, regions within a joint, cell types, or age groups.

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