Nautilus pompilius: Branchial circulation enhanced by an auxiliary pumping mechanism Authors
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 in
Nautilus showed that a significant increase in pressure of the gill circulation was achieved by the rhythmic contractions of the renal appendages and pericardial glands.
We thank the Wilson Vailoces family and the other kind people of Bindoy, Negros Oriental, The Philippines for their unlimited generosity. This research was supported by NSF grant OCE 74-02888 to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and BMS 75-01149 to Iowa State University, J. R. Redmond, principal investigator.
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