Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1453–1453

Nautilus pompilius: Branchial circulation enhanced by an auxiliary pumping mechanism

  • G. B. Bourne
  • J. R. Redmond
  • K. Johansen
Biologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01918802

Cite this article as:
Bourne, G.B., Redmond, J.R. & Johansen, K. Experientia (1977) 33: 1453. doi:10.1007/BF01918802

Summary

Blood pressure recordings from the vena cava, afferent branchial and efferent branchial veins inNautilus showed that a significant increase in pressure of the gill circulation was achieved by the rhythmic contractions of the renal appendages and pericardial glands.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Bourne
    • 3
  • J. R. Redmond
    • 3
  • K. Johansen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.K. J., Department of ZoophysiologyUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada