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Figure 2: Electron micrograph of Merkel cell in the basal layer of oral epithelium. The cytoplasm of this cell is filled with small, dense vesicles situated close to an adjacent unmyelinated nerve axon. Arrowheads point to the site of the basal lamina. (Courtesy: Antonio Nanci Tencate's Oral histology- Development, Structure and function, 7 th ed. St. Louis: Missouri Mosby an imprint of Elsevier; 2008)

Figure 2: Electron micrograph of Merkel cell in the basal layer of oral epithelium. The cytoplasm of this cell is filled with small, dense vesicles situated close to an adjacent unmyelinated nerve axon. Arrowheads point to the site of the basal lamina. (Courtesy: Antonio Nanci Tencate's Oral histology- Development, Structure and function, 7 th ed. St. Louis: Missouri Mosby an imprint of Elsevier; 2008)