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Keratinization: A Survey of Vertebrate Epithelia illustrates the salient features of the epithelial portion of the skin and its appendages in each class of vertebrates, with emphasis on the ultrastructural and functional aspects. Divided into six chapters, this book begins with the general process of keratinization. Then, epithelial differentiation and specialization in the various classes of vertebrates are described. Classes of vertebrates considered are fish, amphibian, reptilian, avian, and mammalian. This treatise is designed to provide an introduction to the study of vertebrate skin and to stimulate professional investigators to delve into its mysteries.Schematic diagram of amphibian epidermis. superficial cells. This mucous layer binds water ... Below the basal lamina, collagen fibers are scattered throughout the connective tissue without any well-defined orientation. The epidermis of Rana anbsp;...

Author: Nancy Alexander
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02

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