, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 105–106 | Cite as

Embryonic development of an insect myocardium

  • Th. M. Tadkowski
  • Frances V. McCann


Evidence from light and electron microscopic studies indicates that differentiation of myocardial cells in moth embryos begins at 6 days post-oviposition and is completed on eclosion. Fibrillogenesis, and development of cytoplasmic organelles and membranes are described. The heart is fully differentiated and functional at eclosion.


Embryonic Development Microscopic Study Electron Microscopic Study Myocardial Cell Cytoplasmic Organelle 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. M. Tadkowski
    • 1
  • Frances V. McCann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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