Origin of amphibian premelanosomes and their relation to microtubules
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1969 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 165, Issue 2, pages 185–195, October 1969
How to Cite
Wise, G. E. (1969), Origin of amphibian premelanosomes and their relation to microtubules. Anat. Rec., 165: 185–195. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091650205
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 MAY 1969
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAR 1969
In amphibian melanophores, premelanosomes appear to be formed in fenestrated cisternae of the Golgi complex. The premelanosomes may develop within the cisternae or vesicles containing melanoprotein may bud from the cisternae to form premelanosomes. Some micrographs also demonstrate a close association between microtubules and either premelanosomes or melanosomes. The microtubules themselves may originate from electron dense particles in the centrosphere region of the cell.