Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1453–1453 | Cite as

Nautilus pompilius: Branchial circulation enhanced by an auxiliary pumping mechanism

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

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
    • 1
  • J. R. Redmond
    • 1
  • K. Johansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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