Osmotic Gradients across Snail Epidermis: Evidence for a Water Barrier

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Science  22 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4126, pp. 759-760
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4126.759


Cryoscopic analysis of frozen sections provided indirect evidence for the presence of a waterproof layer limiting evaporation from living epithelial cells in dormant land snails.