Culturing Epithelial Hydra

  • Beverly A. Marcum


To culture and care for epithelial hydra i.e., animals that cannot capture or ingest prey independently and cannot digest or eliminat particulate waste normally.


Nerve Cell Pasteur Pipet Gentle Stream Yolk Granule Gastric Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverly A. Marcum
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesCalifornia State UniversityChicoUSA

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