Coelenterate Biology 2003

Trends in Research on Cnidaria and Ctenophora

ISBN: 978-1-4020-2761-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-2762-8 (Online)

Table of contents (62 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Pioneers in Coelenterate Biology

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      Charles McLean Fraser (1872–1946) – his contributions to hydroid research and to the development of fisheries biology and academia in British Columbia

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      Pages 13-25

      From birds to hydroids: Charles Cleveland Nutting (1858–1927) of the University of Iowa, USA

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      Pages 27-32

      The first description of nerves in a cnidarian: Louis Agassiz’s account of 1850

  3. Neurobiology

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      Pages 35-40

      Biogenic amine receptors in the sea pansy: activity, molecular structure, and physiological significance

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      Pages 41-47

      Chemical anatomy of hydra nervous system using antibodies against hydra neuropeptides: a review

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      Pages 49-57

      Neuropeptides and photic behavior in Cnidaria

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      Pages 59-66

      Different roles of GABA and glycine in the modulation of chemosensory responses in Hydra vulgaris (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)

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      Pages 67-71

      Glutamatergic and GABAnergic control in the tentacle effector systems of Hydra vulgaris

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      Pages 73-80

      Epithelial conduction: recent findings, old questions, and where do we go from here?

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      Pages 81-89

      Impulse conduction in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale

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      Pages 91-96

      Spasm behavior and the diffuse nerve-net in Cassiopea xamachana (Scyphozoa: Coelenterata)

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      Pages 97-105

      Mechanoreception and synaptic transmission of hydrozoan nematocytes

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      Pages 107-116

      Cnidarian neurobiology: what does the future hold?

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      Pages 117-121

      Neural pathways and innervation of cnidocytes in tentacles of sea anemones

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      Pages 123-128

      Dynamic tuning of hair bundle mechanoreceptors in a sea anemone during predation

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      Pages 129-134

      The photobiology of Hydra’s periodic activity

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      Pages 135-144

      Photoreceptors of cubozoan jellyfish

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      Pages 145-153

      A mechanosensory system that controls feeding in adult Mnemiopsis

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      Pages 155-162

      Primary inhibition: a mechanism for sudden stoppage of metachrony in ctenophores

  4. Cnidae

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      Pages 165-171

      Nematocysts of Polypodium hydriforme, a cnidarian parasite of acipenseriform fishes

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