Preparing Hydra viridis with Nerve Cells and No Interstitial Cells, or with Neither of These Cell Types

  • Patricia Novak

Abstract

To prepare specimens of Hydra viridis that either contain the normal number of nerve cells and no interstitial cells, or lack nerve cells as well as i cells and their derivative cells.

Keywords

Cell Population Petri Dish Nerve Cell Cold Temperature Interstitial Cell 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Novak
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  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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