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J. Mallefet and M. Dubuisson (1995)

Preliminary results of luminescence control in isolated arms of Ophiopsila aranea (Echinodermata).

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 125(1):167-173.

Luminescence induced by KC1 applications on isolated arms from Ophiopsila aranea (FORBES) is described. Light emission is characterized by a series of flashes whose maximal intensity increases as a function of KC1 concentration. None of the neuromediators tested (adrenaline, noradrenaline, 5-HT, acetylcholine, carbachol, gaba, taurine, glutamate) induced the production of light. Our study requires further experiments in order to characterize the nature of the luminescence control mechanism of Ophiopsila aranea.

ECHINODERM; OPHIUROID BIOLUMINESCENCE; PHYSIOLOGY; ISOLATED ARMS
1st Benelux Congress on Zoology, LEUVEN, BELGIUM, NOV 04-05, 1994
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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