Mackerel gills, light micrograph

Mackerel gills, light micrograph

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Caption: Mackerel gills. Light micrograph of a section through the oesophagus of a mackerel (Scomber scombrus). From outside in: epithelium; stratified squamous cells (brown-pink); lamina propria; muscularis mucosae (purple) - glands which produce mucous; submucosa; thick circular layer of muscle (red-pink), longitudinal layer of thin muscle (pink). Magnification: x7, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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