DMusFIG 2: Muscle mitochondria in L2 and dauer larvae.
Close-up views of body muscle cells in L2 (A) and dauer (B) larvae.
A&B. Lower left, box shows position of enlarged region in original TEM sections; both come from regions near the isthmus of the pharynx. In enlarged views, muscle cells are outlined in green with major components indicated. The dauer muscle belly cytoplasm appears less electron dense than in the L2 muscle and contains many prominent mitochondria, but rather few ribosomes. Lipid storage droplets are also visible in the dauer muscle.
Bars, 1 μm. (Image sources: L2 [D. Riddle] L2 28-14 1261; dauer [D. Riddle] 50-2-1 707.)
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