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Histochemical analysis of the goblet cell matrix in the larval midgut of Manduca sexta
Transactions of the American Microscopical Society (1981)
  • Terry W Schultz, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • G. Lozano
  • M. Cajina-Quezada
Abstract

Experimental analyses were made to histochemically determine the composition of the goblet cell matrix material in the larval midgut of the tobacco hornwormn, Manduca sexta. Techniques employed following fixation in Carnoy fluid were the periodic acid-Schiff reaction and the alcian blue stain at pH 1.0 and pH 2.5 and following inethylation and subsequent saponification. The cumulative evidence suggests that the plug material is an acid mucosubstance.

Publication Date
1981
Citation Information
Terry W Schultz, G. Lozano and M. Cajina-Quezada. "Histochemical analysis of the goblet cell matrix in the larval midgut of Manduca sexta" Transactions of the American Microscopical Society Vol. 100 Iss. 2 (1981)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terry_schultz/165/