Light-sensitivity of isolated pigment cells of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus
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- Weber, W. & Dambach, M. Cell Tissue Res. (1974) 148: 437. doi:10.1007/BF00224270
Pigment cells isolated from the epithelium of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus display light-sensitivity in the same manner as in normal tissue. In complete darkness they have a round to ovoid shape. On illumination a successive extension of pigment-bearing processes can be observed. Darkness leads to a successive retraction of the pseudopodia.