The myofibrils in Drosophila have thick and thin types of myofilaments arranged in the hexagonal pattern described for Calliphora by Huxley and Hanson (15). The thick filaments, along most of their length in the A band, seem to be binary in structure, consisting of a dense cortex and a lighter medulla. In the H zone, however, they show more uniform density; lateral projections (bridges) also appear to be absent in this region. The M band has a varying number of granules (probably of glycogen) distributed between the myofilaments. The myofilaments on reaching the Z region appear to change their hexagonal arrangement and become connected to one another by Z filaments. The regular arrangement of the filaments found in most regions of the fibrils is not seen in the terminal sarcomeres of some flight muscles; the two types of filaments appear to be intermingled in an irregular pattern in these parts of the fibrils. The attachment of myofibrils to the cuticle through the epidermal cells is described.

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