1. The nurse cells of Rhodnius possess nucleoli that stain with Heidenhain's hematoxylin but give a negative Feulgen reaction. In localized positions adjacent to the nuclear membrane are seen masses of material both within the nucleus and the adjoining cytoplasm that stain with Heidenhain's hematoxylin, but, like the nucleolus, give a negative Feulgen reaction.

2. Electron micrographs of the nurse cells of Rhodnius reveal the nuclear membrane to contain pores approximately 400 A in diameter.

3. In electron micrographs the nucleolus is seen to be composed of a reticulum containing tightly packed granules. Between the centrally located nucleolus and the nuclear membrane are observed relatively small bunches of granules of the same relative size as those occurring in the nucleolus. Aggregated at certain positions adjacent to the nuclear membrane both within the nucleus and in the adjoining cytoplasm are irregularly shaped masses of granules. Certain of these masses within the nucleus are seen to be continuous with those in the cytoplasm through narrow isthmuses of material extending through pores of the nuclear membrane. Other masses of granules show evidence of preparing to enter the pores by projecting tongues of material toward and into them. In the adjacent cytoplasm pear-shaped masses of granules are seen in front of and in contact with the pores which suggests that they were fixed in the process of or just after completing passage through the pores.

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