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The organization of tip links and stereocilia on hair cells of bird and lizard basilar papillae

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Pickles, J. O. ; Brix, J. ; Comis, S. D. ; Gleich, Otto ; Köppl, C. ; Manley, G. A. ; Osborne, M. P.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:43


Auditory papillae from three species of bird (pigeon, starling, and chick), and two species of European lizard (Podarcis murolis and Podarcis sic&) were examined by scanning electron microscopy. Hair bundles from all papillae showed tip links oriented along the direction of gradation in heights of the stereocilia (i.e. parallel to the hair-cell axis of bilateral symmetry, and so parallel to ...


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