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From: The molecular basis of defective lens development in the Iberian mole

Figure 2

Transmission electron micrographs of the Iberian mole adult lens. Lens fibres appeared clearly disorganised (A), although some 'ball-and-socket' connections were observed between them (arrows). The nuclei of the fibre cells showed irregular shapes and no mitochondria were observed in the cytoplasm (B). The lens epithelium was composed of flattened cells (C) and, as in the lens fibres, no mitochondria were seen in any epithelial cell at higher magnification (D). Mole lens was covered by a typical lens capsule (lc). Scale bar represents 10 μm in A, 4 μm in B, 12 μm in C and 2 μm in D.

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