fracture

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SEM micrographs of freeze fracture surfaces of the specimens of POM (a), EOC38 (b) and POM nanocomposite with 10 wt% of EOC38 and 2 wt% of ZnO at different magnifications: 2.
Because gap junctions are a known feature of urothelium and tight junctions are a feature of the apical-most cells, we used the technique of freeze fracture to confirm the presence of these structures.
The present study uses transmission and scanning electron microscopy and freeze fracture to elucidate the ultra-structural organization of the alkaline gland in a stingray species, Dasyatis sabina, the Atlantic stingray.