Crocodile salt gland, TEM

Crocodile salt gland, TEM

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Caption: Crocodile salt gland. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through a salt gland from a crocodile. The salt gland excretes excess salt allowing marine animals to drink seawater. In the crocodile the excess salt is excreted through the tongue.

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