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By Carleton J. Phillips, Bernard Tandler (auth.), Hugh H. Genoways (eds.)

When I first proposed a sequence entitled present Mammalogy to the pub­ lishers, they have been reluctant to adopt this sort of undertaking simply because they considered the sphere of mammology as overly fragmented. at the beginning i discovered this concept to be tricky to simply accept; in spite of the fact that, upon mirrored image, I got here with regards to agreeing with it. even supposing many folks paintings on mammals, we gen­ erally think extra allegiance to our specialties, reminiscent of systematics, ge­ netics, cytogenetics, ecology, habit, pest keep an eye on, paleontology, natural world administration, primatology, and marine mammalogy, than we do to the final box of mammalogy. despite the fact that, instead of changing into discour­ elderly from pursuing this venture, I grew to become extra definite than ever sequence akin to present Mammalogy used to be wanted. we are hoping to make this sequence a spot the place experts can current their principles not just to different contributors in their strong point, yet to these outdoor the realm besides. expectantly, this alternate of rules could be a collectively worthwhile workout. The Editorial Board of present Mammalogy has made up our minds to maintain the diversity of matters in each one quantity as large as attainable instead of targeting one or issues, within the desire that this may continue the sequence as beneficial as attainable to the broadest diversity of readers.

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Tonalin bidens. Based on ultrastructural criteria, this probably is a glucagon-secreting A cell; note the electron-dense secretory product (S), which probably is released at the surface marked with an arrow. Field-fixed in trialdehyde. Abbreviations are: G. Golgi complex; Mi. mitochondria; RER. rough endoplasmic reticulum. 24 CARLETON). PHILLIPS and BERNARD TANDLER CELLULAR EVOLUTION 25 for example, G17 and G34, and differ in being sulfated or nonsulfated (Walsh, 1981). Different molecular forms of gastrin apparently occur within the same cell and in different proportions in different tissues.

They found that immunoreactivity was located in granular vesicles measuring 50-90 nm. Probert et aI. (1981, 1983) reported that in neurons in guinea pig myenteric plexus, VIP-like immunoreactivity is only found in large (55-129 nm) densecore vesicles. These discrepancies might be due to differences in technique or may reflect a difference among animal species (Loesch and Burnstock, 1985). The variation in ultrastructural appearance of secretory vesicles in individual neurons might be largely due to the packaging in each cell of different combinations of neurotransmitters.

CELLULAR EVOLUTION 19 intracellular matrix. Occasionally, the mature secretory granules are not released and under such circumstances they are destroyed by an autophagic mechanism. Those regulated secretory cells that are polarized typically have distinguishing characteristics that can be visualized easily with the transmission electron microscope. For example, the plasma membrane of the apical surface might have microvilli, the membrane of the lateral surface might have various specializations related E DOeR] E EXOCRI E FIGURE 4.

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