Size of lamellar bodies in mammals and other amniotes

Range 0.1-0.2 µm
Organism vertebrates
Reference Alibardi L. Adaptation to the land: The skin of reptiles in comparison to that of amphibians and endotherm amniotes. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2003 Aug 15 298(1):12-41. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.24 p.15 right column top paragraphPubMed ID12949767
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Comments P.15 right column top paragraph: "Lamellar bodies are 0.1–0.2 µm large roundish organelles of the upper spinosus-transitional layer of mammals and other amniotes, containing lipids, and responsible for most of the barrier against water-loss (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
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