NeuroFIG 28: Structure of the amphid socket cell.
A. Epifluorescent image from an animal expressing the itr-1pB::GFP reporter gene, dorsal view. Amphid socket cells are located on each side of the anterior bulb, close to the sensilla. Magnification, 400x. (Strain source: H. Baylis and N. Gower.)
B. Epifluorescent image from an animal expressing the T16G1.8::GFP reporter gene, left lateral view. Amphid socket cells have simple morphologies with a small cell body, a thin process, and a small cylindrical ending (arrowhead in inset) on the lateral sides of the lips. Magnification, 600x. (Strain source: The Genome BC C. elegans gene expression consortium [McKay et al. 2004].)
C. DIC, same animal as in B. Amphid socket nucleus has an epithelial appearance. It is located close to the anterior lateral hypodermal and first seam nuclei.
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