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Abstract

Lipofuscin-like granular formation have been observed for the first time in the cytoplasm of Ceratitis capitata Wied. culture cells. The presence in these cells with continuous growth of many ribosomes organised in a complex ergastoplasmic structure, demonstrates the functional complexity of these cells. In particular the presence in them of a rich system of cisternae and of a lamellar system which are typical of the Golgi apparatus is indicative of the presence of phagocytous phenomena, which very probably characterize such cellular system. On the basis of the very intense metabolic activity of this cells it has been hypothesized that these lipofuscin-like formations act as an intracellular traps for materials of various origin which is damaging to the normal cellular turnover.

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Authors: DE NICOLA GIUDICI M, UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);ALOJ TOTARO E, UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);GUIDICI G, UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);CAVALLORO R UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY), UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: REDIA, VOL. LXVII (1984), PP. 81-91
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