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Fig. 32. A. Scanning electron micrographs of gill filaments in fugu before (a), and 1 day (b), 3 days (c) and 7 days (d) after transfer from 100% to 25% seawater (SW). Arrows indicate the apical openings of MR cells. Bar: 10 μm. B. Changes in size and density of the apical openings of gill MR cells in fugu after transfer from 100 to 25% SW. Asterisks indicate significant differences (p < 0.05), compared with the initial levels. Values are means ± S.E.M. (n = 4). Reprinted from Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 149, Lee et al., Prolactin gene expression and gill chloride cell activity in fugu Takifugu rubripes exposed to a hypoosmotic environment, 285­293, 2006, with permission from Elsevier.

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