How do cells link?

* Cells within filaments are linked by pit plugs, making it possible to follow  each filament cell by cell as seen with light microscopy.

* Cells become differentiated in shape & cytological properties depending on location within filament

* Reveals how cells from different lineages become connected

dept. biology, university of louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette LA 70504-3601;  tel: 337/482-1291 & 482-5057