Regulation of Feequency of Pedal Laceration in a Sea Anemone

  • Nathan SmithIII
  • Howard M. Lenhoff

Abstract

Many acontiate sea anemones (Subtribe Acontiaria) undergo pedal laceration as a primary method of asexual reproduction (Stephenson, 1920 and 1929). Pedal laceration consists of a radial spreading of the pedal disc followed by the separation of a more or less complete ring of tissue derived from the peripheral margin of the disc. This ring subsequently fragments into two to eight pieces of tissue, each of which develops in about two weeks into a small anemone capable of feeding.

Keywords

Group Versus Asexual Reproduction Feeding Regimen Radial Spreading Fragment Production 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan SmithIII
    • 1
  • Howard M. Lenhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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