Increase in Nematocyst and Spirocyst Discharge in a Sea Anemone in Response to Mechanical Stimulation

  • Edwin J. Conklin
  • Richard N. Mariscal


Nematocysts have classically been considered to be independent effectors, that is, the nematocyst, nematocyte, and the associated sensory receptor(s) operate without the control or intervention of the nervous system (e. g., Parker, 1916, 1919; Parker and Van Alstyne, 1932; Pantin, 1942a, b; Pantin and Pantin, 1943; Ewer, 1947; Jones, 1947; Burnett et. al., 1960; Lentz, 1966; Picken and Skaer, 1966).


Mechanical Stimulation Hermit Crab Prey Capture Cadmium Sulfide Acid Fuchsin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin J. Conklin
    • 1
  • Richard N. Mariscal
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biological ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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