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Deoxyribonucleic Acid Content of Nuclei dividing amitotically

Naturevolume 191pages504505 (1961) | Download Citation



THE presence of a rather high percentage of binucleated cells in the rat epididymis, especially in the body and tail, is well known1–3. The two nuclei, which are approximately equal in volume, arise by amitotic division, as judged by the complete series of morphological stages which can be traced from a small radial fold in the nucleus to its complete subdivision by a furrow. The nuclei remain in close contact with one another, usually with their apposed surfaces flattened.

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  1. Department of Histology and Embryology, University of Sydney

    • K. W. CLELAND


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