Coral Reefs

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 671–671 | Cite as

Discharged nematocysts of Millepora alcicornis

  • Alejandro Grajales
  • Juan A. Sánchez
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Microscopy Electron Microscopy Scan Electron Microscopy Sedimentology Mechanical Release 
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We thank the Smithsonian SEM Laboratory (NMNH) for assistance with Fig. 1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR), Departamento Ciencias BiológicasUniversidad de los AndesBogotaColombia

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