Histological peculiarities of the noding process in Cyprideis torosa (Jones) (Crustacea, Ostracoda)
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The noding of Cyprideis torosa is investigated. Studies reveal structural changes in the ornamentation and the cellular layers of the epidermis in the noded area. Noding is caused by the inability of the animal to regulate the increasing osmotic pressure during moulting in low saline water. Therefore it must be considered as a phenotypic and not a genetic response.
KeywordsCrustacea Ostracoda Cyprideis torosa noding moulting brackish water
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